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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.

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Kenneth 'Kenny' Taylor
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Vina Leaf
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Pandora 'Panny' Leaf
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Erasmus 'Ras' Leaf
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Peregrine Upjohn
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Doctor Volker
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George
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Dean Sawyer
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Terry - George's Wife
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Unemployment Office Clerk
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Cliff Argyle - the Bookie
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Police Lt. Rink
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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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This movie was going to be called ERASMUS WITH FRECKLES, after the book on which it was based. But Brigitte Bardot only agreed to appear on the condition that her name did not appear in the credits or any of the promotional materials. The only way the producers could capitalize on Americans' fascination with Bardot was by changing the title to alert the audience that she was in the movie. See more »

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The prior claim that the presence of the Issaquah ferry means that the locations are in Washington state and not Sausalito is mistaken. The Issaquah ran in San Francisco Bay until 1948. In the 1950s it was divided into apartments and rented. The pilot houses today stand at the entrance to Galilee Harbor in Sausalito and are used as a kind of mini-museum documenting the local history. This can be checked at the Issaquah history web site. See more »

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Orville: Say, that's a very usefull kid. Ya ever try him on anything practical?
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Read the book
7 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Read the book, "Erasmus With Freckles," and see how it compares to the movie, "Dear Brigitte." While I enjoy anything with James Stewart and have been a Bill Mumy fan for most of my life, I can honestly say this is one time when the book shines better than the film. I have no problem with the performances in the movie, mark you ... I merely don't like it when screenwriters take a good book and make a movie out of it that is very little like the original. The family is bigger and somewhat goofier ... and the boat (and the Leaf's neighbors) play a much larger role. I couldn't find Ed Wynn's character anywhere in the novel. Seems a shame to ruin such a good novel by turning it into this movie -- the movie's fine, it's just not the story originally told.


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