Cinema: Toads in the Tea

Burn, Witch, Burn (American-International) confirms some horrible undergraduate suspicions about faculty wives. It seems they really do put toads in the tea.

For instance: the heroine of this picture (Janet Blair), wife of a sociology professor in a small English college, is a witch. Having learned black magic from a sorcerer in Jamaica, she comes back to Britain laden with abracadebris (dead spiders, pickled fingers, esoteric herbs) and secretly begins to bewitch her husband. Her motives are wifely in the best bourgeois tradition: she only wants to keep her husband safe from other witches, and to make sure he does well in...

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