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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Angela Lansbury
David Tomlinson
Roddy McDowall
Sam Jaffe
Directors
Robert Stevenson
Screenwriters
Ralph Wright
Mary Norton
Running Time
117 minutes

Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Angela Lansbury, initailly in the Mary Poppins mould, eventually takes on the entire German Army with three bratty kids and a magical brass bed.


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Plot
During WWII three evacuee children are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who turns out to be a trainee witch. From there they embark on a series of adventures, travelling using a magic bed, in search of the mystical words that will enable Price to help with the war effort.


Verdict
Like Lansbury, the film has aged well and retains almost all of it's magic.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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