Bell Book and Candle () - IMDbIt 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 was released on Christmas Day , and was a hit.
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Later, he accidentally bumps into the women once again, when he takes his fiancee Merle Janice Rule to a new nightspot. Suddenly, Gillian has Shepherd in her sultry stare. After a well timed love spell, Shepherd is head over heels in love with Gillian, bringing his engagement to an abrupt end. Gradually, affection grows between the two of them, and Gillian falls for him as well. Bell Book and Candle features an incredible performance by Kim Novak. While her character in Vertigo was very much a pawn, she brings a unique independence to the role of Gillian.
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