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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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31 October 1970 (USA)  »

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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 short film about magical pancakes
18 April 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this film a lot when I was in elementary school, on one of those old reel-to-reel classroom projectors.

Hermione Gingold (who played the mayor's wife in "The Music Man") plays a witch who befriends a young boy after he discovers her living in the attic of the new house he moves into with his mother. At some point the witch ends up making pancakes for everyone. The ecstasy induced by consuming these pancakes is depicted on film by showing the characters freeze up and stare out into space as fuchsia-colored spots dance around in front of their faces. The pancakes are a big hit, of course, and the mother, son, and witch open up a pancake restaurant. It sounds a little odd, I know, but it's actually quite entertaining. Definitely worth checking out if you can find it.


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