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Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday Movie Review - Bell, Book and Candle


This week I am doing a special movie review for one of our favorite Aussie Top Cats . . . Pyewacket! The first time mommy and I ever heard the name "Pyewacket" was in the movie "Bell, Book, and Candle" . . . and it was the name of a magical meezer! This one is for you, Pye!

Directed By: Richard Quine
Written By: John Van Druten (play)
Daniel Taradash (screenplay)



Gillian Holroyd (Kim Novak) is an anthropologist who sells tribal masks and native artwork in her unique shop in New York. Gillian also happens to be a witch, and lives behind her shop with her familiar, a siamese named Pyewacket, and downstairs from her fellow witch and aunt Queenie (Elsa Lanchester) and the ordinary and non-magical Shep Henderson (Jimmy Stewart). Gillian finds herself bored with her life, and intrigued by her neighbor Shep. When she learns that Shep is engaged to a former classmate who was less than nice in their school days, Gillian feels no compunction about trying to steal Shep away for her own amusement. However, when he seems a little reluctant to fall for her charms, Gillian resorts to her magic to sway him. What Gillian doesn't expect is that she will genuinely begin to care for Shep . . . or that she will come to regret ensorcelling him. Matters are complicated when her brother Nicky (Jack Lemmon), a warlock, begins to share their secrets with a writer (Ernie Kovacs) whose book Shep plans to publish. Gillian must decide if she should be the one to share her secret with Shep . . . and risk losing him forever.


Shep and Pyewacket

"Bell, Book and Candle" combines romance, comedy, and drama into a wonderfully amusing (and slightly macabre) tale. Kim Novak is stunningly beautiful and mysterious as Gillian, and Jimmy Stewart does his usual incredibly lovable job as the lead male, Shep. The meezer Pywacket is flawless as the powerful familiar, hyponotizing the audience with his incredible blue eyes and deep, rumbling purr.

Gillian and Pyewacket


I give this wonderful movie two paws up and a hypnotic purr!

23 meows:

Samantha & Tigger said...

Our Mom loves James Stewart movies! We will have to get this one and watch it! Please do come by and visit Tybalt. I would live to watch some Movies with you!
Your Tuxie Princess,
Sammie-Pie

DEBRA said...

We had heard of this movie but have never seen it...I bet Pye is the best part...

Purrs
Abby
Pee Sss
GREAT review

The Furry Kids said...

Momma hasn't seen this one yet. If it has a kitty in it, it has to be good!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Oh, we have never seen that one. Mom thinks she did a squillion years ago. Perhaps she'll rent it for us, because we think Pyewacket sounds very mysterious and we want to see if that Pyewacket is anything like our Aussie buddy.

Cecil the Cougar: said...

I has never heard of this movie, but I fink that it came out before I was borned. Well, I was borned less than a year ago so most movies haf come out before I was borned. Hmph. I fink I would like to be a movie star! I could play a meezer! Well maybe...

hello & mimmy said...

this sounds like a fantastic movie! i really liked your review of harvey as well. i've seen that movie and REALLY liked it. thanks for visiting my blog. i really hope you get another fishie!

hello

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Very cool! A movie featuring a Meezer! Thanks for the review and the recommendation! :)

Veronica (M) said...

nice review!
Veronica

PB & J said...

Mommy hasn't seen this one in ages! We asked her to put it in the netflix cue, so we can watch it! Thanks for the review!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Oh! This is a wonderful film and one of my all time favorites! Kim Novak is so beautiful in it!

topcatrules said...

It's one of our very favorite movies! Mom last watched it in May last year, just before Pyewacket came up on the 'plane, to live in Canberra.

We bought the DVD a few years ago. Our mom first watched it when she was a little girl in California. She's seen it several times since.

Do you all know, apart from beautiful Kim Novak, and the exquisite siamese, Pyewacket - the music is ENCHANTING and mom loves to listen to it so much, then she hums it all day...

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Very interesting, none of us have seen it but we look for it at the rental place. Momma is going to ask her uncle if it was a favorite of his, he had a cat named Pyewacket before momma was born. She even think he may have been a meezer. ~Queen Snickers

Rossetti and Kirara said...

We asked Momma and she said she'd never seen this movie. She loved Jimmy Sterwart too. Your fantastic review helped us convince her that it would be a good movie for her to rent us!!!! Thanks very much!!!!

Tara said...

Mom and Dad definetely want to rent this one! Thanks for the review!

Tara

Camie's Kitties said...

Mom said we will have to rent that one as we've not seen it yet. It sounds very good.

We are also writing to tell you that you came in 3rd in our contest. Would you please e-mail us at taramorse (AT) aol (DOT) com with your address so we can send your prize.

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Hi Holly and Ivy - I am looking forward to your visit tomorrow - please invite Tybalt also.

Cody

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Dat lady looks like a cat in dat last picture.

JB's Big World said...

Another one my mom has not seen. I make mom help me blog instead of watch movies.....maybe I should give my mom a movie break.
--JB

meemsnyc said...

We've never seen this movie, but I bet its good.

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, I'm all fur hypnotic purrs! And Momma loves klassic films, and she's a Jimmy Stewart fan, too! You do wunnerful moovie reviews.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

The Cat Realm said...

Our maid LOVES that movie!!!! We will now probably have to watch it too as she surely will rent it again.....
Karl

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh, I agree with you, Tybalt -- it's a wonderful movie! And thank you, as always, for an excellent review. *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

DK & The Fluffies said...

Oh, one of DKM's fav movies!

TT said...

Mommy Bean says she gots to check this one out, it sounds interesting. Now that she has a squillion hours off from work, she has time for this! Now to makes her get up and go gets it....