Bell, Book and Candle: The best, witchiest and most festive rom-com everSign in. Watch now. Title: Bell Book and Candle Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic. An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder. A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal. While pursing new companions, a former married couple keep running into one another all over town.
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It rarely gets an airing on TV any more, but this movie starring Jimmy Stewart is one of the best festive films ever, says David Barnett… and no, not the one you think. Think of Christmas movies, and what springs to mind? For me, Christmas is witches and warlocks, bongos and beatniks, a classic golden age Hollywood pairing and, hands down, one of the finest and most criminally underrated festive movies of all time. I am, of course, talking about Bell, Book and Candle. Our scene opens in a shop selling African art and artefacts, where a handsome cat with coldly-burning eyes of intelligent blue leaps on to the shoulder of Hitchcock blonde Kim Novak.
Bell, Book and Candle is a American Technicolor romantic comedy film directed by Richard Quine, based on the successful Broadway play by John Van Druten adapted by Daniel Taradash. It stars Kim Novak as a witch who casts a spell on her neighbor, played by.
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The holiday season is a time for traditions, from the people we spend it with, to the food we eat, to the films we watch. A little over a decade after the Bedford Falls adventure, Stewart was put under a different kind of spell in Bell, Book and Candle , appearing alongside Kim Novak for the second time in She is stuck in a rut; she wants to do something different, meet someone different. Why don't I ever know people like that? She longs for carols in a little church, not the bongos her brother Nicky Jack Lemmon plays and the same old faces she sees in this witch hangout. This time of year reminds Gillian of her witch status. Christmas movies — particularly the romantic kind — often feature a protagonist wanting to switch places with someone else.