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Winter of the Witch (1969)

The life of a witch is disrupted by the arrival of a boy and his mother. The intruders' presence makes her struggle to adjust to the modern world, and to change from bad to good witch. ... See full summary »

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Witch
Anna Strasberg ...
Mother
Roger Morgan ...
Nicky
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Jack Manning ...
Dudley Poindexter
George M. Cohan Jr. ...
Basil Bugsywhip
Matherine Baht ...
Mrs. Butterwaite
Ethel Woodruff ...
Mrs. Marmaduke
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The life of a witch is disrupted by the arrival of a boy and his mother. The intruders' presence makes her struggle to adjust to the modern world, and to change from bad to good witch. Based on the book "Old Black Witch" by Wende and Harry Devlin. Written by Anonymous

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witch | pancake | based on book | See All (3) »

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Short | Comedy | Family

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This was originally shown at public libraries and schools. See more »

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Edited into CBS Children's Film Festival: Winter of the Witch (1976) See more »

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a grade school classic
1 March 2006 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I had to laugh at the other comments that mention seeing this film in school -- Disston School in Philadelphia used to show it too, when they weren't running The Red Balloon (which I must have seen 10 times) or Paddle to the Sea (maybe 12 times, but better than The Red Balloon, for sure). All I remember from it was a witch and pancakes -- the acoustics in our auditorium weren't the greatest. They also would run Alan Arkin's film "People Soup," which was worlds more entertaining than any of the above. They also showed us "Brian's Song" once, but we girls cried so hard I don't think they wanted to risk it again.

You have to hand it to the filmmakers, though -- they must have done something right to make us remember it -- even if it was just the witch/pancake angle.


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