Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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"You'll beWITCHED! You'll beDAZZLED! You'll be swept into a world of enchantment BEYOND ANYTHING BEFORE!"
  • G
  • 1971
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 7.0  (40,416)
  • 59

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a classic Disney movie from 1971 that stars Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, and Roddy McDowall. Directed by Robert Stevenson, the movie is an enchanting adventure that takes place in wartime England. Set in the year 1940, the story revolves around three children, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul, who are sent to stay with Miss Eglantine Price (Lansbury) in the village of Pepperinge Eye. Miss Price is an aspiring witch who is trying to learn how to cast spells by studying a correspondence course from the Emelius Browne School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. When the children discover her secret, she agrees to give them a magical lesson in exchange for their silence.

Miss Price reveals that she is in possession of a magical brass bedknob that can transport people to different places when it is tapped three times. With the help of the children, Miss Price manages to escape from the village in her flying bed and sets off on a wild adventure to find a powerful spell that can help protect England against the German invasion.

Their travels take them to the depths of the ocean, where they meet eccentric underwater creatures, and to a small island where they encounter a tribe of warriors who have a martial-arts-style dance. Along the way, they also meet Emelius Browne (Tomlinson), who helps Miss Price find the spell she needs to save the day.

One of the standout moments of the movie is the animated musical sequence, "Portobello Road", which takes place during one of the children's magical lessons. The song is a catchy and colorful celebration of the famous street market in London and features some impressive animated sequences.

Featuring a mix of live-action and animation, Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a delightful movie that offers a memorable mix of adventure, humor, and fantasy. The performances are excellent, with Lansbury in particular standing out as the lovable and determined Miss Price, who learns to embrace her inner magic and use it for the greater good.

The movie also has a strong message about the power of imagination and teamwork, as the children and Miss Price work together to overcome the obstacles in their path and save England from the German invasion.

Overall, Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a charming movie that is sure to appeal to audiences of all ages. With its combination of magic, music, and adventure, it is a classic tale that is still beloved by fans today.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 59.

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    7.0  (40,416)
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