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Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)

Night of the Eagle (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 25 April 1962 (USA)
A woman who may be a witch defends her husband from forces attempting to harm him.

Director:

Sidney Hayers

Writers:

Fritz Leiber Jr. (novel) (as Fritz Leiber), Charles Beaumont (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Wyngarde ... Norman Taylor
Janet Blair ... Tansy Taylor
Margaret Johnston ... Flora Carr
Anthony Nicholls ... Harvey Sawtelle
Colin Gordon ... Lindsay Carr
Kathleen Byron ... Evelyn Sawtelle
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Harold Gunnison
Jessica Dunning Jessica Dunning ... Hilda Gunnison
Norman Bird ... Doctor
Judith Stott Judith Stott ... Margaret Abbott
Bill Mitchell Bill Mitchell ... Fred Jennings
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Storyline

A skeptical college professor discovers that his wife has been practicing magic for years. Like the learned, rational fellow he is, he forces her to destroy all her magical charms and protective devices, and stop that foolishness. He isn't put off by her insistence that his professional rivals are working magic against him, and her protections are necessary to his career and life. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Witch or Woman, What Was It? See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burn, Witch, Burn See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point Lindsay Carr tells Tansy that her refreshment offer is "bewitching." See more »

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At 1:21:48, you can see the guide wire controlling the eagle. See more »

Quotes

Lindsay Carr: [Speaking of an upcoming, open promotion] You don't really deserve it, you know.
Norman Taylor: Oh?
Lindsay Carr: You've got too much already - a beautiful wife, this lovely house and that cottage by the sea. Your excellent thesis, and your ability to interest the students, now what's the answer to it all, eh? You sold your soul to the devil?
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There is no The End closing title, just a final "Do You Believe?" to conclude the film. See more »

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Witchy Women
25 November 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Sidney Hayers directed this British adaptation of the Fritz Leiber novel(previously filmed as "Weird Woman" with Lon Chaney Jr.) that stars Peter Wyngarde as a skeptical college professor who is disdainful of anything supernatural or magic, who is shocked to learn that his wife Tansy(played by Janet Blair) is a practicing witch! She insists that it is because of her good magic that he has proved so successful, but he scoffs and destroys her protective charms; strangely, his luck takes a distinct turn for the worse as a result, as it is also obvious that someone else is targeting them with bad magic as well... Good cast in this moderately interesting thriller that does become somewhat too talky, but still mostly works, with exciting ending.


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