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The Worst Witch (1986)

Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss ... See full summary »

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Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister (Agatha) who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard (Tim Curry) comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration you'll never forget?!! Written by Evan Shenkman <ejs15@cornell.edu> and Elyssa Cohen__<esc10@cornell.edu>>>

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Things never go right for Mildred Hubble...


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31 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Filmed at St Michaels College, Tenbury Wells. They apparently used most of the interior and the outside where the girls are practising broomstick flying was filmed in the cloisters as writing an email to the school itself, they told of where that part was filmed. See more »

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At times you can tell they are using a green screen effect for the flying that the cast does and Miss Spellbinder when she is conducting a flying class when the group have got their kittens and learning to fly. Also when Mildred has turned the bad witches into snails in the TV version of the film they had squeaky voices dubbed for the snails but in the film if you watch the same scene when Mildred, Miss Cackle and Miss Hardbroom are talking to the snails the squeaky voices are not there! Just silence. See more »

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Miss Cackle, Agatha: Now, Mildred, what can I do for you?
Mildred Hubble: Ms. Hardbroom sent me.
Miss Cackle, Agatha: Oh, dear. What happened this time?
Mildred Hubble: I made the wrong potion.
Miss Cackle, Agatha: And?
Mildred Hubble: Instead of laughing... I disappeared.
Miss Cackle, Agatha: Oh dear, Mildred. Oh, dear, dear, dear. You must be the worst witch in the entire school. My words seem to go in one ear and out the other.
Mildred Hubble: I do try, Ms. Cackle. It's just that everything always goes wrong.
Miss Cackle, Agatha: I understand, dear, but you've got to apply yourself better. If you don't pass your first term exams you'll never get your ...
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Queen Aggie's School
performed by Charlotte Rae
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FABULOUS!!!!!!!
21 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Halloween is my favorite time of year specifically for the reason that HBO annually aired THE WORST WITCH! I have been watching this ever since 1986 & it just gets better each time! Fairuza Balk delivers a fun performance, as does Diana Rigg as the hard-edged Mrs. Hardbroom. But the cake has to go to Charlotte Rae (in a dual role) and the undeniable Tim Curry in a cameo. Charlotte role really shines as the Evil Queen Aggie, who along with her sidekick Delilah want to take back her school that her sister (Rae again) now runs. Not for the tuition money or the prestige, but just so she can bring back her song. BEAT ON IT DELILAH! "Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf. Dropped into the bottomless gulf. Venomous vipers come to us, covered in evil, ooze & puss! So if you're filthy!(FILTHY) Smelly! (SMELLY) Evil, wicked & cruel...you'll feel right at home in my little school. My lil school..Mine Mine MAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMINE! Yeah!" Tim Curry later flies in (literally) as the Grand Dragon & delivers his own effects laden production number of "Anything can happen on Halloween." I don't know which were more unbelievable, the effects or Tim Curry as a sex symbol. Oh well to each his own. Ethel Hallow is ultimate foil & delivers a performance reminiscent of Nellie Olsen from Lil House on the Praire. Be sure to check it out.


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