During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, an apprentice witch. Charlie blackmails Miss Price that if he is to keep her practices a secret, she must give him something, so she takes a bedknob from her late father's bed and places the "famous magic traveling spell" on it, and only Paul can activate it. Their first journey is to a street in London where they meet Emelius Browne, headmaster of Miss Price's witchcraft training correspondence school. Miss Price tells him of a plan to find the magic words for a spell known as Substitutiary Locomotion, which brings inanimate objects to life. This spell will be her work for the war effort. Written by
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It's been claimed that the British characters should not have been using the word "soccer" instead of "football", and that young Charles is the only one who calls it by the "correct" name when he says, "...That's no excuse for dirty football!" However, although British people now rarely refer to the game as "soccer" it was a name much more frequently used in the past and was in very common usage certainly well into the 1970s. Even books and magazines devoted to the sport were as likely, if not more so, to use "Soccer" in their titles as "Football". For some reason the name "soccer" virtually disappeared, almost overnight, from common usage in the UK at the end of the 1970s/early 1980s. See more »
When I watched this movie for the first time I was 4 years old and I got fascinated by this story of witches in the 2nd World War. The scene, which impressed me the most, was the fight between the Nazi soldiers and the medieval army. It was exceptional to see this army without a body walk to fight the astonished singing their march. This movie is fantastic, from the trip to Portobello Road (which became to me the most fantastic place of London) to the journey to Naboomboo. Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson are really a fantastic couple. She is always great, it seems the good aunt of a family and David with his always astonished face is her great co-protagonist. we'll miss him a lot.
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