Imatge de l'autor

John Van Druten (1901–1957)

Autor/a de Bell Book and Candle [1958 film]

26+ obres 620 Membres 11 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Inclou aquests noms: John Van Druten, John Van Druten

Crèdit de la imatge: Photo by Carl Van Vechten, Nov. 30, 1932 (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, Digital ID: van 5a52713)

Obres de John Van Druten

Bell Book and Candle [1958 film] (1958) — Screenwriter — 134 exemplars
I Am a Camera (1951) 103 exemplars
I Remember Mama (1944) 102 exemplars
I Remember Mama [1948 film] (1948) — Original play — 39 exemplars
The Voice of the Turtle. (1943) 39 exemplars
Old Acquaintance [1943 film] (1943) — Screenwriter — 15 exemplars
Old Acquaintance (1940) 10 exemplars
The Distaff Side (A Play) (1934) 5 exemplars
The Widening Circle 4 exemplars
Playwright at Work (1971) 4 exemplars
The Damask Cheek (1943) 3 exemplars
Night Must Fall [1937 film] (1999) — Screenwriter — 3 exemplars
The vicarious years (1955) 3 exemplars
Make way for Lucia : a comedy (1999) 1 exemplars
Behold, We Live: A Play (1934) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Three Comedies of American Family Life (1961) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre: Second Series (1947) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951 (1952) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Vedanta for Modern Man (1951) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions46 exemplars
Best American Plays: Fourth Series, 1951-1957 (1958) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Stories Selected from The Unexpected (1948) — Autor — 38 exemplars
Rich and Famous [1981 film] (1999) — Original play — 5 exemplars
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Coachella Valley Public Cemetery
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Indio, California, USA
theater director
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 1951)
Biografia breu
Became a U.S. citizen in adulthood



A witch puts her neighbor under a love spell.

2.5/4 (Okay).

It completely fails as a romance, but it's pleasant enough as a comedy.
comfypants | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 18, 2021 |
Light-hearted romantic comedy that sees modern day witch Gillian (Kim Novak) using her powers to seduce handsome publisher Shep Henderson (James Stewart). The path of modern witchcraft and stolen love don't run smoothly, however. Director Richard Quine delivers a colourful and charming film played out on some great sets, with some first class cinematography. James Stewart and Kim Novak are great in the leads - Stewart is all warmth and charm while Novak is icy and detached. They shouldn't work as a romantic pairing but they have a ton of chemistry between them.… (més)
1 vota
calum-iain | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 23, 2018 |
A romantic comedy that's fun to stage, but— well, community theatre fare. Sorta like the television show I dream of Jeannie (yes, an attractive witch is the main character). I designed the lighting for a showcase in New York.
deckla | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 7, 2018 |
Utterly charming. And still relevant, in a way. But for its time, as Sketchbook says in his (?) review, very brave. I think my favorite part was how everything just works out so beautifully and believably in the end.

The setting is simple, the plot straightforward, the dialogue intelligent but lucid, the emotional resonances rich, authentic, and natural.

The third character, Olive, is an effective stand-in for current proper sensibilities, even though she's promiscuous, because she does get punished for being hypocritical. She doesn't think through what she really wants out of love and sex.

That may be one of Van Druten's main themes - think for yourself, consider consequences, worry less about the neighbors and more about the people you really care about, and communicate from the heart *and* mind with those special people.

I know there's a lot more in the play that I'm not getting because I'm not experienced or knowledgeable about the era, or plays. For example it's interesting that our heroine (an actress) is practicing The Potion Scene from Romeo and Juliet." Hmm...

But even though I'm sure there's more to get, I surely did enjoy what I did."
… (més)
Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 6, 2016 |



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