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Bell Book and Candle (19-Dec-1958)

Director: Richard Quine

Writer: Daniel Taradash

From a play: Bell, Book and Candle by John Van Druten

Music Composed by: George Duning

Producer: Julian Blaustein

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Christmas

Manhattan book publisher Shepherd Henderson lives in the same building as a coven of modern-day witches; one of them objects to his choice of fiancée, and casts a enchantment which brings its own complications. Based on Van Druten's popular stage play, which ran 233 performances in 1950-51. Received Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Set Decoration.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hermione Gingold
9-Dec-1897 24-May-1987 Madame Alvarez in Gigi
Ernie Kovacs
23-Jan-1919 13-Jan-1962 Nairobi Trio
Elsa Lanchester
28-Oct-1902 26-Dec-1986 Bride of Frankenstein
Jack Lemmon
8-Feb-1925 27-Jun-2001 The Odd Couple
Howard McNear
27-Jan-1905 3-Jan-1969 Floyd the Barber
Kim Novak
13-Feb-1933   Vertigo doppelganger
Janice Rule
15-Aug-1931 17-Oct-2003 3 Women
Jimmy Stewart
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


Jimmy Stewart   ...   Shepherd Henderson
Kim Novak   ...   Gillian Holroyd
Jack Lemmon   ...   Nicky Holroyd
Ernie Kovacs   ...   Sidney Redlitch
Hermione Gingold   ...   Mrs. De Passe
Elsa Lanchester   ...   Queenie
Janice Rule   ...   Merle Kittridge
Philippe Clay   ...   Singer
Bek Nelson   ...   Secretary
Howard McNear   ...   Andy White
The Brothers Candoli   ...   Themselves


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