Several years ago I asked my readers if anyone knew about a certain movie that I had seen at a cinema when I was a youngster.
It so happens that my blog only shows the most recent texts unless one does look through the Index, so texts become rather hidden away among the almost two hundred writings, and most of them in Portuguese too! As there are very few texts written in English, I had thought it would be easier to be seen.
Unfortunately, I have never received a comment regarding this motion picture, and I would certainly love to discover its title, and try and obtain a copy, so I am giving it another try.
I have decided to transcript my original text again ipsis litteris, crossing my fingers and hoping that someone knows of this movie.
I am looking for a movie that could have been made in the late 1940s or in the 1950s. I remember three takes: a tree (Tyburn?) is hit by lightning and two spirits are freed (father and daughter) that wish to avenge themselves of the family responsible for their deaths by hanging from that tree as sorcerers centuries before. The daughter falls in love with the man that represents that family, much against her father's wishes. The next thing I remember is the couple riding in a taxi at night and she asks the man what time is it. He looks out of the window directly at Big Ben and discovers that the taxi is flying. Who is driving? The girl's father. The film ends with the couple miniaturising the father and putting him in a bottle, closing him in with a cork, and placing the bottle on the mantelpiece so they can live in peace ever after.
If some reader can identify this motion picture, please let me know, by sending an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org