“An erratic, light comedy with a spellbinding wild streak, centered on occult rites, New York City at Christmastime, and a magical cat named Pyewacket … The fun quotient is high, and there’s an undeniable frisson to the way the movie’s magic subculture echoes the closeted gay world of the fifties: it’s easy to view the Zodiac Club as a gay bar.”
—The New Yorker
“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.”
Kim Novak stars as a beatnik witch with a Siamese cat named Pyewacket and a warlock brother played by Jack Lemmon in this freaked-out and very funny Christmas season romance. Jimmy Stewart plays the object of her love potions. With Ernie Kovacs and Elsa Lanchester.