Bedknobs and Broomsticks
A trainee witch uses her magic to upgrade her bed into a mode of transport in Disney's fantastical Second World War-era tale.
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Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall
USA 1971. 117min
It’s 1940 and a group of children are evacuated from London during the Blitz to coastal Dorset. Little do they know that their host, Miss Price, is a trainee witch. After a trip on a magical bed to play football against some animated wild animals, the group are confronted by a military invasion and Miss Price must summon all her magical powers to save them. Mary Poppins director Stevenson once again delivered a hit with this sparkling adaptation of Mary Norton’s novel.
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USA 1941. Director Riley Thomson. 8min