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Dear Brigitte (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 8 January 1965 (USA)
Professor Leaf, an absent-minded poet with a prejudice against the sciences, is forced to face the fact that his son is a math prodigy with little artistic talent of his own.

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

John Haase (novel), Hal Kanter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Stewart ... Professor Robert Leaf
Fabian ... Kenneth 'Kenny' Taylor
Glynis Johns ... Vina Leaf
Cindy Carol ... Pandora 'Panny' Leaf
Bill Mumy ... Erasmus 'Ras' Leaf (as Billy Mumy)
John Williams ... Peregrine Upjohn
Jack Kruschen ... Doctor Volker
Charles Robinson ... George
Howard Freeman ... Dean Sawyer
Jane Wald ... Terry - George's Wife
Alice Pearce ... Unemployment Office Clerk
Jesse White ... Cliff Argyle - the Bookie
Gene O'Donnell Gene O'Donnell ... Police Lt. Rink
Orville Sherman ... Von Schlogg
Maida Severn ... Miss Eva - Ras' Teacher
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Professor Leaf, an absent-minded poet with a prejudice against the sciences, is forced to face the fact that his son is a math prodigy with little artistic talent of his own. Written by <ghelton@airmail.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear Brigitte... See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Stereo

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Bill Mumy, this movie shows Brigitte Bardot's first American actor film kiss, with him. See more »

Goofs

When the Captain launches his carved wooden boat it sinks. If made of wood, it may have capsized but would not have sunk. See more »

Quotes

Professor Robert Leaf: I couldn't love Panny any more if she were my own daughter.
Vina Leaf: And whose, pray, do you think she is?
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References Tom Jones (1963) See more »

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Jimmy Stewart was perfect at playing this kind of role.
3 December 2005 | by SoujurnSee all my reviews

Jimmy Stewart makes it look so effortless that one would think he wasn't even acting. Which is the mark of a great actor. This was his second outing with Glynis Johns, the first time was in 1951 in the black and white British film, No Highway In The Sky.

In Dear Brigette, Stewart plays a Literature Professor at a College in California that like most of the culture of the day was struggling with the rampant advances of technology threatening to over shadow everyone and everything.

The main focus of the film is on child actor Bill Mumy who later went on to star in Lost In Space. He plays a young boy named "Erasmus", who is a math wizard and who can do complex calculations in his head, seemingly without effort, and not quite knowing how he does it.

While people and forces around him would like to capitalize on his gift, his father played by Stewart struggles to protect his son from them, and allow him to remain a "innocent little boy". A delightful interlude takes place half way through the picture when "Erasmus" receives an invitation to visit Paris, France and Brigette Bardot; whom he has been secrety writing to for some time, hence the pictures title.


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