Bell Book and Candle

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Meet Gillan 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... read more

Meet Gillan 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 eye popping Technicolor transfer that beautifully captures James Wong Howe's stunning cinematography, BELL, BOOK and CANDLE co-starring Jack Lemmon, ErnieKovacs, Hermione Gingold and Elsa Lanchester is "a delightful spoof on witchcraft with the cast members at their very best." THE MOTION PICTURE GUIDE!

Original Release

12/04/1958

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Cast

James Stewart Shepherd Henderson
Jack Lemmon Nicky Holroyd
Elsa Lanchester Queenie Holroyd
Kim Novak Gillian Holroyd
Ernie Kovacs Sidney Redlitch
Hermione Gingold Bianca de Passe
Janice Rule Merle Kittridge
Philippe Clay French Singer at the Zodiac Club
Bek Nelson Tina - Shep's Secretary
Howard McNear Andy White - Shep's Co-Publisher
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Quine

Writers

Daniel Taradash, John Van Druten

Cast

James Stewart Shepherd Henderson
Jack Lemmon Nicky Holroyd
Elsa Lanchester Queenie Holroyd
Kim Novak Gillian Holroyd
Ernie Kovacs Sidney Redlitch
Hermione Gingold Bianca de Passe
Janice Rule Merle Kittridge
Philippe Clay French Singer at the Zodiac Club
Bek Nelson Tina - Shep's Secretary
Howard McNear Andy White - Shep's Co-Publisher
Conte Candoli
The Brothers Candoli Musicians at the Zodiac Club
Fred Aldrich Mover (uncredited)
Leon Alton Club Patron (uncredited)
Monty Ash Herb Store Owner (uncredited)
Joe Barry Exterminator (uncredited)
Wolfe Barzell Zodiac Club Proprietor (uncredited)
Gail Bonney Betty - Merle's Maid (uncredited)
Don Brodie Cab Driver (uncredited)
Robert Haines Club Patron (uncredited)

Producers

Editors

Charles Nelson

1959 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White or Color Nominated
1959 Oscar Best Costume Design, Black-and-White or Color Nominated
1959 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy Nominated
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