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Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)

Night of the Eagle (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 25 April 1962 (USA)
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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Harvey Sawtelle
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Harold Gunnison
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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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Peter Wyngarde was only cast because the original actor became ill. See more »

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

Quotes

Norman Taylor: Mr. Jennings? No paper.
Fred Jennings: No paper. Try pressing a button, maybe one'll appear.
Norman Taylor: I might press the button that removes you from the class.
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Version of Witches' Brew (1980) See more »

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most romantic horror movie EVER
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This is far and away my very favorite horror movie -- not only is it truly scary, it is extremely well-acted, has a very intelligent script, great direction, super photography. What's most unusual about it is the relationship among the Professor Taylor (the devastatingly yummy Peter Wyngarde)and his wife Tansy (Janet Blair) -- these two have amazing chemistry and along with the horror, you get a very realistic story of a married couple very much in love, who struggle with the wife's admission of being a witch.

Much of the horror here is simply implied, making it that much scarier, but what is shown is truly chilling. If you've never seen a believable performance in a horror movie, check out Wyngarde in this --his final scene should be shown in every drama school -- his fear is that palpable.


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