The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Nov. 27, 1950

Bell, Book and Candle (by John van Druten; produced by Irene Mayer Selznick) comes up with a bright comedy idea and, for perhaps better than half the evening, with a bright comedy. Playwright van Druten has assumed not only that there are modern-day witches but that they can be modish and highly efficient, and that one of them is attractive enough to ensnare a bright Manhattan publisher. When the publisher discovers she is a witch, he walks out on her—only for her to discover she is now a woman. Hoist on her own broomstick,...

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