Crazy Knitter Reviews

The place where this crazy knitter reviews books, TV, movies and recipes

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bell, Book and Candle (1958)

Another very cute romantic comedy. Shep Henderson (James Stewart) is a book publisher and he has moved into a new apartment. Downstairs is a shop run by Gil Holroyd (Kim Novak) who also happens to be a witch. She falls in love with Shep but he happens to be engaged to Bianca de Passe (Hermione Gingold). When Shep brings Gil and her Aunt Queenie (Elsa Lanchester) out for drinks with Bianca Gil decides that she has to save Shep from a horrible life with Bianca. She casts a spell on him to make him fall in love with her and dump his fiance. However, things do not go as planned and Shep realizes what happened and makes Gil remove the spell. Soon she looses her abilities and they are both miserable. Are their feelings real or the remnants of the spell?

This movie was very amusing. Novak and Stewart had a wonderful chemistry together. Lanchester stole the movie as Gil's eccentric Aunt Queenie. Also look for Jack Lemon as Gil's trouble making brother Nicky. There was made for TV remake of this film made in 1976 and there is a big screen remake in the works for next year. However, nothing will be better than this original.



Post a Comment

<< Home