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* AllWitchesHaveCats: Gillian has Pyewacket, a Siamese that she uses as her familiar.

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* AllWitchesHaveCats: Gillian has Pyewacket, a Siamese that she uses as her familiar. (ShownTheirWork as that's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyewacket_(familiar_spirit) a genuine name for a witch's familiar]] although the original list by Matthew Hopkins specifies the cat's name was Holt, while Pyewacket was an imp.)


* {{Expy}}: As pointed out above, ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' was partly inspired by this film and several ''Bewitched'' characters could be considered analogues to the characters here. Aunt Queenie/Aunt Clara is the most obvious, with Gillian/Samantha, Shep/Darrin and Nicky/Uncle Arthur making decent matches. Bianca De Pass is similar to Endora, even though here she's the lead's SitcomArchNemesis.

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* {{Expy}}: As pointed out above, ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' was partly inspired by this film and several ''Bewitched'' characters could be considered analogues to the characters here. Aunt Queenie/Aunt Clara is the most obvious, with Gillian/Samantha, Shep/Darrin and Nicky/Uncle Arthur making decent matches. Bianca De Pass Passe is similar to Endora, even though here she's the lead's SitcomArchNemesis.

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* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: The actual onscreen title is shown as ''Bell Book and Candle'', even though the play's title officially had the comma after "bell". And there's no "bell book" anywhere in the film. Still, most people still use the comma when writing about the film. Of course, whether there should be an Oxford comma after "book" is another issue.


''Bell, Book and Candle'' was the follow-up to a very different Stewart-Novak pairing from earlier that same year, ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. It is also notable as the last film in which Stewart played a romantic lead. It may or may not have inspired the TV sitcom ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', which premiered six years later, and whose characters Samantha, Darrin, Aunt Clara, and Uncle Arthur have what could be considered as analogues to them in this film.

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''Bell, Book and Candle'' was the follow-up to a very different Stewart-Novak pairing from earlier that same year, ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. It is also notable as the last film in which Stewart played a romantic lead. It may or may not have inspired the The TV sitcom ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', which premiered six years later, and whose characters Samantha, Darrin, Aunt Clara, and Uncle Arthur have what could be considered as analogues to them in borrowed some elements from this film.film (it didn't hurt that this was a Creator/ColumbiaPictures film and ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' was produced by Columbia's TV subsidiary Creator/ScreenGems).


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* {{Expy}}: As pointed out above, ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' was partly inspired by this film and several ''Bewitched'' characters could be considered analogues to the characters here. Aunt Queenie/Aunt Clara is the most obvious, with Gillian/Samantha, Shep/Darrin and Nicky/Uncle Arthur making decent matches. Bianca De Pass is similar to Endora, even though here she's the lead's SitcomArchNemesis.

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* DidIMentionItsChristmas: The first part of the story takes place on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.


''Bell, Book and Candle'' is a 1958 romantic comedy/fantasy film adapted from a 1950 play of the same name by John Van Druten, directed by Richard Quine and starring [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]], Kim Novak, Creator/JackLemmon, and Creator/ErnieKovacs.

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''Bell, Book and Candle'' is a 1958 romantic comedy/fantasy film adapted from a 1950 play of the same name by John Van Druten, directed by Richard Quine and starring [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]], Kim Novak, Creator/KimNovak, Creator/JackLemmon, and Creator/ErnieKovacs.


''Bell, Book and Candle'' was the follow-up to a very different Stewart-Novak pairing from earlier that same year, ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. It is also notable as the last film in which Stewart played a romantic lead. It may or may not have inspired the TV sitcom ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', which premiered six years later.

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''Bell, Book and Candle'' was the follow-up to a very different Stewart-Novak pairing from earlier that same year, ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. It is also notable as the last film in which Stewart played a romantic lead. It may or may not have inspired the TV sitcom ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', which premiered six years later.
later, and whose characters Samantha, Darrin, Aunt Clara, and Uncle Arthur have what could be considered as analogues to them in this film.



* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Artistic license witchcraft? The mantra "ring the bell, close the book, quench the candle" quoted in the movie is characterized as an exorcism rite when it was actually an excommunication rite.

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Artistic license witchcraft? License Witchcraft? The mantra "ring the bell, close the book, quench the candle" quoted in the movie is characterized as an exorcism rite when it was actually an excommunication rite.

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* CheshireCatGrin: Nicky often sports one throughout the movie.


* DoesNotLikeShoes: One of the first peculiarities we're shown about Gillian is that she prefers to be barefoot all the time, and when she's first introduced, the camera pans out to draw attention to her bare feet. She will wear shoes for appearances' sake only. In conversation, she mentions that she has started wearing shoes in public to avoid being criticized. [[spoiler:She outgrows this habit after losing her powers- [[AgonyOfTheFeet and after running out into a cold and slushy street full of snow.]]]]



* WitchWithACapitalB: Shep's jilted fiancee Merle ''almost'' calls Gillian the b-word.

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* WitchWithACapitalB: Shep's jilted fiancee Merle ''almost'' ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar almost]]'' calls Gillian the b-word.


''Bell, Book and Candle'' is a 1958 romantic comedy film adapted from a 1950 play of the same name by John Van Druten, directed by Richard Quine and starring [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]], Kim Novak, Creator/JackLemmon, and Creator/ErnieKovacs.

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''Bell, Book and Candle'' is a 1958 romantic comedy comedy/fantasy film adapted from a 1950 play of the same name by John Van Druten, directed by Richard Quine and starring [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]], Kim Novak, Creator/JackLemmon, and Creator/ErnieKovacs.


* BowtiesAreCool: Nicky is never seen without one.


''Bell, Book and Candle'' was the follow-up to a very different Stewart-Novak pairing from earlier that same year, ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. It is also notable as the last film in which Stewart played a romantic lead. It may or may not have inspired the TV sitcom ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', which premiered four years later.

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''Bell, Book and Candle'' was the follow-up to a very different Stewart-Novak pairing from earlier that same year, ''Film/{{Vertigo}}''. It is also notable as the last film in which Stewart played a romantic lead. It may or may not have inspired the TV sitcom ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', which premiered four six years later.


* WitchWithACapitalB: Shep's jilted fiancee Merle calls Gillian the b-word

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* WitchWithACapitalB: Shep's jilted fiancee Merle ''almost'' calls Gillian the b-wordb-word.



'''Merle''': Shep, you've just never learned how to spell.

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'''Merle''': Shep, you've just never learned how to spell.spell.
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* {{Chickification}}: Gillian is an icily sexy witch who mainly dresses in black beatnik outfits or vivid red dresses, and runs a cool, vaguely spooky art dealership. When she's de-powered, she takes to wearing yellow sundresses, and she turns her art dealership into a flower shop.

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* {{Chickification}}: Gillian is an icily sexy witch who mainly dresses in black beatnik pants outfits or vivid red dresses, and runs a cool, vaguely spooky art dealership. dealership specializing in African and Oceanian folk art. When she's de-powered, she takes to wearing yellow or white sundresses, and she turns her art dealership shop into a flower shop.seashell emporium.

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