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Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)

Night of the Eagle (original title)
A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned, rational fellow he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and ... See full summary »

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Norman Taylor
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Tansy Taylor
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Flora Carr
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Harvey Sawtelle
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Lindsay Carr
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Evelyn Sawtelle
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Harold Gunnison
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Hilda Gunnison
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Margaret Abbott
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Fred Jennings
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A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned, rational fellow he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and protective devices, and stop that foolishness. He isn't put off by her insistence that his professional rivals are working magic against him, and her protections are necessary to his career and life. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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25 April 1962 (USA)  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Peter Wyngarde was only cast because the original actor became ill. See more »

Goofs

At 1:21:48, you can see the guide wire controlling the eagle. See more »

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Norman Taylor: So, each day science, founded on years of research and truth merges with feats, which put our old fashioned magicians to shame. Aladdin rubbed the lamp and the genie appeared. Today we can press a button, and the whole of mankind is obliterated.
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A pop triumph
13 November 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A real pop film, in terms of its impeccable and swift structure, and

emphasis on iconic images and personalities. There are many

Brian De Palma-esque moments of domestic absurdity, accompanied by a brilliant swelling score.

The movie deals unblushingly with perversion, and adult sexuality,

though where George Romero used the witch story to describe an

aspect of housewife sexuality (in Jack's Wife), this film focuses on

the male variety. The main character is a reasonable professor

who is happily married to an appealing woman who happens to

be a witch.

They'd remain happy, if it wasn't for his need to contain what may

be prized as a woman's intuition. If only he would let his wife have

her silly superstitions, but this is clearly a threat of some kind (as

is her infatuatoin with a Jamaican witchdoctor).


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