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Three men try to drown a young woman, fearing she's a witch. A wandering painter pulls her from the river, refusing to believe in such rural superstition. The young artist shelters her, but her elderly aunt who rules the 18th Century Italian countryside via supernatural power, plots to keep her niece as a sorcerer's apprentice - no matter what. Written by David Stevens

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15 January 1962 (USA)  »

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Bewitched
28 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

****SPOILERS**** It's the former Swiss goat & sheep header beautiful Ursula Andress who's the only reason in watching this "Thriller" episode about finding love in the wrong places and with the wrong people. Ursula as Italian peasant girl Luana has been accused by the local townspeople as being a witch and thrown in the nearest river to drown. That's until handsome painter Tonio Bellini, Alejandero Rey, rescues her and brings her home to dry out. Tonio being only human falls madly in love with Luana despite her witch grandma La Strega, Jeanette Noland, demanding he release her to participate with her in an upcoming Witch's Sabbath the following Easter Sunday.

It's Tonio's good friend Meastro Giuliano, Roman Novarro,who lets him know what Luana and her grandma are all about and takes him to see, undercover, the Witch's Sabbath to prove his point. The point turns out to be a lighting bolt to Giuliano's skull killing him instantly and leaving Tonio in a state of shock. Novarro himself was murdered in real life six years later by a street hustler he invited to his Hollywood Mansion for a quit candle light dinner!

****SPOILERS*** Tonio now seeing the light in what he's now up against, the power of the occult, goes to plead with La Strega to release her granddaughter Luana from her spell she put on her under only to be laughed at by her and made to look lake a slobbering wimp. Enraged in what he's been put through in being humiliated by her Tonio rings La Strege's neck killing her and burying her body. Not finding Luana and feeling deserted by her Toni goes to the police to confess his crime and when he shows the proof of what he did, exhuming La Strege's body, he realizes that it-what he did-was a lot more serious then he ever thought it was!

P.S Ursula was soon to make a hit in being the very first "Bond Girl" Honey Ryder in "Dr. No" and later the reincarnated Egyptian love goddess in the 1965 film "She" as Ayesha or "She who must be obeyed".


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