Bell, Book and Candle
Bell, Book and Candle (1958)

John Van Druten's stage comedy Bell Book and Candle starred Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer on Broadway. The 1958 filmed version stars James Stewart and Kim Novak, fresh from their successful teaming in Hitchcock's Vertigo. Novak… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 25, 1958
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2000
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
New Yorker

Stewart, playing the foil, deserves better material, and the movie's midsection is perfunctory. But the fun quotient is high ...

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Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena

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.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a charming bit of whimsy.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Yep, I'm going to say it: Bewitching!

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Expert film version of the play with gay subtext for days.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Interesting idea ("there be witches among us!") given a weak treatment. Stewart and Novak, together again after Vertigo earlier in the same year,… More
Devon Bott
A light romantic comedy with supernatural undertones starring the two leads from Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo"? "Bell, Book and Candle"… More
Aj V
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… More
xGary Xx
Enjoyable old fashioned fantasy that reunites the stars of Vertigo in a far more light hearted way. Probably the inspiration for TV show Bewitched, it has… More
jay nixon
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… More
Byron Brubaker
I recently worked on a professional stage production of this work. It is nice to see the story loosened from its one room confines on stage. Some of the dialog… More