Saturday, February 27, 2016

A WITCH WITHOUT A BROOM - Sidney W. Pink - "A Very Hexy Motion Picture" (1967)

What a month! After well over 2100 movies now, the pickin's are getting pretty slim around here, and that's why The Dungeon Saturday Night Special for tonight is an odd little film from 1967 called "A Witch Without A Broom!" Were they trying to capitalize on the popularity of the awesome TV show called "Bewitched" I don't know, but it doesn't seem to be out of the question by looking at this poster!

"A Witch Without A Broom" is not a good movie by any means, but I'm willing to give Sid a bye on this one just because he also produced four pretty great movies, "The Angry Red Planet," "Reptilicus," "Journey To The Seventh Planet," and "Pyro...The Thing Without A Face!"

The very handsome Jeffrey (Dimension 5) Hunter is a hapless college professor who has a new and very attractive student in his class! His incredible story includes being cast as the original Captain of the USS Enterprise in the pilot episode of "Star Trek" as Captain Christopher Pike!  Jeffrey made the choice to not go with "Star Trek" and focus more on his movie career, and that's how he ended up in movies like this! It's truly sad that Jeffrey was only 43 when he had a stroke, fell down, had emergency surgery, and died from complications! What a shame!

The student in question is played by the lovely Maria (The Mad Executioners, No Survivors, Please, The Castle Of Fu Manchu, Horror Of The Zombies) Perschy!

Now you see her, now you don't! The professor is the only one who can see her, and he's quite smitten by her charms!

The professor is one of the first recorded people to take the "Ice Bucket Challenge!"

Maria is not a ghost, she's a witch from another time and place, and she knows how to bust a move!

She can also cut a pretty mean rug!
The cool sounds of Fernando G. (The Mistresses Of Dr. Jekyll, Cannibal Man) Morcillo make it easy to do!

Maria's Dad is a wizard, and while he was out of town for the weekend, she starts goofing with his stuff, and her and Jeffrey go for a wild ride through time getting into all kinds of messes like this! 

I'm pretty sure I saw these guys when I visited the Haight-Ashbury in 1967!

Cherish this picture of Maria and Jeffrey together! It'll never happen again!

One of the cavewomen really gets into this dance scene!

This is the little device she borrowed from her Father that makes all this time travel possible!

Next stop, 1999, and the end of modern civilization!

All that's left is this small handful of female survivors! There are no men!

Jeffrey just hit the sexual jackpot!

When the witch's Dad gets back home, she asks if she can go into the future and be with Jeffrey forever after he was returned to his own time, and he says yes! There's only one rule, she will have no memory of any of what happened, and Jeffrey will be a complete stranger to her, but their magnetism for each other is so strong, they will easily hook up again anyway!
It's unfortunate, because it has a lot of potential, and if "A Witch Without A Broom" had been a 30 minute TV show, it would have been excellent, but as a full length movie, I have to say, it fails miserably! Just fast forward through the crap, and you'll have a pretty good time watching it!

4 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Wow, never heard of this film! Anything by Sid Pink is...well... :P

EEGAH!! said...

Cool! If you never heard of it before, that means we're doing our job!

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