Bell, Book And Candle


(out of 5)

As Gillian Holroyd, a modern day witch living in New York’s Greenwich Village,  finds herself falling in love with her upstairs neighbour (, Novak’s co-star from Vertigo the same year) and to get him to fall in love with her, she casts a magic spell on him.  The old guy should be so lucky that the most appealing woman in the world who is responsible for the spontaneous puberty of millions of youngsters would even dare to look his way. Apart from that, the film boasts beautiful photography, snazzy outfits and some genuinely amusing moments, nothing that amounts to much but an enjoyable little affair all the same.  plays Novak’s wizard brother, and as usual, he’s a big Virginia ham.


USA, 1958

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the play by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by Charles Nelson

Academy Awards 1958

Golden Globe Awards 1958

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