In 1672, two witches (Jennifer and her father Daniel) were burned by puritan Jonathan Wooley. In revenge, Jennifer cursed all future generations of the Wooley family, that the sons will always marry the wrong woman and be miserable. In the 20th century, a bolt of lightning frees Jennifer and her father from the tree that had kept their souls imprisoned. Jennifer assumes corporeal form and decides to make up-and-coming politician Wallace Wooley, then unhappily engaged, even more miserable by getting him to fall in love with her before his wedding. Wallace is a straight arrow, though, and Jennifer has to resort to a love potion. As we all know, love potions tend to backfire, with comedic results.Written by
This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger films re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for US television syndication in 1950. It was first telecast in New York City on WCBS Saturday 2 September 1950. See more »
The movie is set in Massachusetts but at the 15:00 minute mark, as they arrive at the hotel fire, we see a fire department car with the seal of the City of Los Angeles on the door. See more »
Now you listen to me, young lady. Come on. Get up.
I'm listening, Mr. Wooley.
[he stares at her]
Why do you look at me that way? Oh, my dress. Do you like it?
I-I don't know. It's such a shock to see you dressed. I mean... you're beautiful.
Enough to make a man fall in love?
Mere physical beauty isn't everything.
That's what I thought.
[clears his throat]
Look here, Jennifer.
I don't like the tone of your voice!
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The title card is shown with a background of the bride and groom flying around on a broom. See more »
Veronica Lake and Cecil Kellaway are witches who have been sealed up in a tree for about 300 years. They are NOT nice witches and are thrilled when a bolt of lightning shatters the tree and releases them to do evil! The first thing they want to do is destroy the descendants of the man who persecuted them during the witch trials. His most direct descendant is Frederick March and he is about to marry the woman he loves. So, Veronica plans on meeting him and placing a love potion in his drink so he becomes attracted to her instead--with the intention of then dumping him and leaving him miserable. Of course, being a comedy, she accidentally drinks the potion and falls head over heels for March! The acting is excellent (particularly Kellaway who is uncharacteristically EVIL in this movie) and the writing superb in the short little picture.
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