Bell, Book and Candle Overview:

Bell, Book and Candle (1958) was a Fantasy - Romance Film directed by Richard Quine and produced by Julian Blaustein.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cary Odell; Set Decoration: Louis DiageNominated
Best Costume DesignJean LouisNominated

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Gillian 'Gil' Holroyd: [to James Stewart, who lives one floor above her] It's nice having you over me.

Shepherd 'Shep' Henderson: Hasn't this cat got anything better to do? Couldn't you give him something to read?

Merle Kittridge: Are you trying to say you're... *jilting* me?
Shepherd 'Shep' Henderson: W-well, that's a very heavy word, Merle. It's a very heavy word. Let's just say that we're... uncoupling.

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The play opened on Broadway in New York City at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on November 14, 1950 and closed on June 2, 1951 after 233 performances. The opening-night cast consisted of Rex Harrison as Shepherd Henderson, Lilli Palmer as Gillian Holroyd, Jean Adair as Miss Queeny Holroyd, Larry Gates as Sidney Redlitch and Scott McKay as Nicky Holroyd. There were no other characters in the play.
Cary Grant actively sought the lead role.
James Stewart felt that he was miscast as Shepherd Henderson.
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