Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Synopsis: During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, 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 bedknob 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, 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.
Director(s): Robert Stevenson
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
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117 min

- Big place, this.

- Who else lives here?

- l live alone.

lt suits my purpose.

All right. Come along, everybody.

Sorry, miss. The cat startled us.

No need for alarm.

You just frightened him.

Yeah, he's scared to death.

You can see that!

- What do you call your cat?

- l don't give animals silly names.

l call him Cosmic Creepers

because that's the name he came with.

You will sleep in here.

This was my father's bedroom.

Be very careful of everything in it.

- You boys take the bed there.

- All right, miss.

- What was your name?

- Carrie, miss.

- You sleep in the sofa in there.

- Thank you, miss.

- ls that all you brought?

- We ain't exactly burdened down.

Travel light, that's us.

l don't think this is going to work

but it seems

that l have no alternative.

We'll do our best, miss.

Really, we will.

Thank you, Carrie.

The bathroom is along the landing.

- Supper is at 6:00. You will wash...

- Wash?

You will wash yourselves

otherwise there will be no supper.

ls that clear?

A house of horror.

That's what we've come to.

Please don't bother to whisper.

l'm exceptionally keen of hearing.

You are planning

to run back to London.

Please do your plotting elsewhere

where l shan't have to listen to it.

l don't know much

about what children eat.

You'll have to make do as l do.

ls there anything in particular

that you fancy?

Sausage and mash,

bubble and squeak,

toad in the hole, fried fish...

Anything at all.

You won't find any fried foods

in this house.

- No fried food?

- No.

How do you keep your health?

Cabbage buds, rosehips,

hyssop seed, elm bark,

wattle yeast and stewed nettles.

''Dear Madam. With this shipment,

the Emelius Browne

College of Witchcraft

sends you its


on qualifying for the first degree

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