Bedknobs and Broomsticks

bedknobs-and-broomsticks Rating: 7.1/10 (29,872 votes)
Director: Robert Stevenson
Writer: Ralph Wright / Ted Berman / Bill Walsh
Stars: Angela Lansbury / David Tomlinson / Roddy McDowall…
Duration: 117 min
Genre: Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Musical
Released: 08 Oct 1971 (UK)
Plot: During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who it turns out is an apprentice witch. Charlie blackmails Miss Price that if he is to keep her practices a secret, she must give him something, so she takes a bed knob from her late father's bed and places the "famous magic traveling spell" on it, and only Paul can activate it. Their first journey is to a street in London where they meet Emelius Browne, former headmaster of Miss Price's witchcraft training correspondence school. Miss Price tells him of a plan to find the magic words for a spell known as Substitutiary Locomotion, which brings inanimate objects to life. This spell will be her work for the war effort. Written by Matthew Anscher