An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defence of Britain in World War II.


During World War II in England, Charlie (Ian Weighill), Carrie (Cindy O’Callaghan), and Paul Rawlins (Roy Snart) are sent to live with Miss Eglantine Price (Dame Angela Lansbury), who, incidentally, is an understudy witch. Charlie coerces Miss Price that in the event that he is to stay quiet about her practices, she should give him something, so she takes a bedknob from her late dad’s bed and places the “celebrated enchantment voyaging spell” on it, and no one but Paul can enact it. Their first excursion is to a road in London, where they meet Emelius Browne (David Tomlinson), previous dean of Miss Price’s black magic preparing correspondence school. Miss Price lets him know of an arrangement to locate the enchantment words for a spell known as “Substitutiary Locomotion”, which breathes life into lifeless things. This spell will be her work for the war exertion.

Synopsis: An apprentice witch and three war orphans try to prevent the Nazi invasion of England.
Directed By: Robert Stevenson

Bedknobs and Broomsticks often feels like a pale imitation of a certain magical guardian and her wards, but a spoonful of Angela Lansbury's witty star power helps the derivativeness go down.

Directed by

Robert Stevenson 
Ward Kimball(animation director) (uncredited)

Writing Credits

Ralph Wright(animation story) &
Ted Berman(animation story)
Bill Walsh(screenplay) &
Don DaGradi(screenplay)
Mary Norton(book)
Ken Anderson(animation story) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete

Angela LansburyAngela LansburyMiss Price
David TomlinsonDavid TomlinsonEmelius
Roddy McDowallRoddy McDowallMr. Jelk
Sam JaffeSam JaffeBookman
John EricsonJohn EricsonCol. Heller
Bruce ForsythBruce ForsythSwinburne

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