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Bell, Book and Candle

Getting Here is Half the Fun
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  • Digitally Remastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
  • Production Notes
  • Interactive Menus
  • Audio: English (Mono), Spanish (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English & Spanish
  • Vintage Advertising
  • Talent Files
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Scene Selections
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 28, 2000
  • Originally Released: 1958
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: BELL, BOOK & CANDLE; MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON; MAN FROM LARAMIE

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Fresh71%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 5,847
...[With] a fabulous cast...
USA Today
Mar 31, 2000
Gillian's struggles and sacrifices prove a bit discouraging from a feminist perspective, but it's still a delightful movie, and the soundtrack is fantastic. Full Review
Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)
Aug 22, 2018
Richard Quine's BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE combined urban glamour and uncanny allure to make something like Hitchcock's masterpiece played for twinkling comedy.
Sight and Sound
Aug 1, 2012
Rating: 2/5 -- Realizado no mesmo ano de Um Corpo que Cai, traz Stewart e Novak sem um pingo da intensidade exibida no longa de Hitchcock. E por mais que Lemmon seja divertido, o filme soa como um ensaio mal-sucedido de A Feiticeira.
Cinema em Cena
May 13, 2006
Stewart, playing the foil, deserves better material, and the movie's midsection is perfunctory. But the fun quotient is high ... Full Review
New Yorker
Apr 20, 2015
On the screen, it retains some funny moments but suffers gravely from the inadequacies of Kim Novak in the central role... Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Nov 13, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Expert film version of the play with gay subtext for days.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 23, 2004

Description by OLDIES.com:

Meet Gillian Holroyd (Kim Novak), Greenwich Village's most seductive sorceress. Powerful, glamorous, and a wee bit bored, Gillian knows that witches can't fall in love. But they can have fun...especially if their lover belongs to another woman! So when Gillian discovers handsome new neighbor Shep Henderson (James Stewart) is the fiance of an old college nemesis (Janice Rule), she promptly puts the befuddled publisher under her spell. But while her sex hex may have heated up Shep's heart, it has also unthawed her own, leading to a romantic complication that not even Pyewacket - Gillian's mind-reading cat - could have foreseen.

Presented in an eye-popping Technicolor transfer that beautifully captures James Wong Howe's stunning cinematography, Bell, Book and Candle - co-starring Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Hermione Gingold and Elsa Lanchester - is "a delightful spoof on witchcraft with the cast members at their very best." (The Motion Picture Guide)

Product Description:

Great cast in supernatural romantic comedy. When urban witch Novak casts a spell on Stewart to lure him away from a snooty former schoolmate, she finds the spell rebounding due to the intercession of a more powerful witch (Gingold). Lemmon and comic genius Kovacs add lots of laughs. Academy Award Nominations: 2.

Plot Synopsis:

In order to get revenge on a snooty former schoolmate, Manhattan witch Gillian casts a love spell on the schoolmate's fiance, Shepard. But her plan goes awry when she begins to have feelings of her own for Shep -- and witches aren't supposed to fall in love with humans.

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  • Color by Technicolor. Eliot Elisoforn served as special color consultant.
  • Produced by Phoenix.

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  • Sales Rank: 50,714
  • UPC: 043396013292
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