Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
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as Shepherd 'Shep' Henderson
as Gillian 'Gil' Holroyd
as Nicky Holroyd
as Sidney Redlitch
as Mrs. De Pass
as Aunt Queenie Holroyd
as Merle Kittridge
as French Singer
as Andy White
as Merle's Maid
as Herb Store Owner
as Cab Driver
as Elevator Operator
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for Bell, Book and Candle
Stewart, playing the foil, deserves better material, and the movie's midsection is perfunctory. But the fun quotient is high ...
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This whimsical comedy about modern-day witches stars Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in their second teaming (after Vertigo), but it's the supporting cast that shines.
The airy Novak makes a strong impression, Stewart's comic chops remain in fine fettle, and the distinctive supporting cast can't be beat... [Blu-ray]
Audience Reviews for Bell, Book and Candle
Interesting idea ("there be witches among us!") given a weak treatment. Stewart and Novak, together again after Vertigo earlier in the same year, cannot overcome the 25 years of age difference between them this time given a script without substance. Lemmon refuses to let the material overcome him though, and the cat, one Pywacket by name, seems to fare well. Eventually developed into the old teevee series, Bewitched.
This movie is so fun, and was probably the inspiration for the show Bewitched. It has a great cast too. The movie is pretty good, but it could've been better.
Enchanting comedy with a nice sense of whimsy. Jimmy and Kim are well matched and the supporting cast is perfect. The casting director was spot on the day they cast Elsa Lanchester, Hermione Gingold and Jack Lemmon, with his mischievious grin, as witches and warlock. Kim Novak was at the peak of her beauty here and her clothes not only compliment her character she looks amazing in them.
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