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Dear Brigitte (1965)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  8 January 1965 (USA)
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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.

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Professor Robert Leaf
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Kenneth 'Kenny' Taylor
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Vina Leaf
Cindy Carol ...
Pandora 'Panny' Leaf
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Erasmus 'Ras' Leaf
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Peregrine Upjohn
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Doctor Volker
Charles Robinson ...
George
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Dean Sawyer
Jane Wald ...
Terry, George's Wife
Alice Pearce ...
Unemployment Office Clerk
Jesse White ...
Cliff Argyle the Bookie
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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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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Notwithstanding the opening background shots of the Golden Gate bridge, the exteriors of this film were NOT filmed in the San Francisco bay area. After about 30 seconds into the film, the exteriors are shot in the Seattle/Tacoma puget sound bay area. The boat "Issaquah" is the giveaway. See more »

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Professor Robert Leaf: They'll say there goes that Erasmus Leaf, he's a mathematician.
Erasmus 'Ras' Leaf: Gosh.
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An endearing, quirky comedy!
28 March 1999 | by (Scranton, PA) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon "Dear Brigitte" almost by accident, and the names in the credits -- Jimmy Stewart, Glynis Johns, Ed Wynn, etc. -- kept me watching. I was pleasantly surprised by how charming and intelligent this film turned out to be! Stewart plays an English professor whose only son, Erasmus (the adorable Billy Mumy), turns out to be a math whiz. He's also great at predicting horses, and he happens to be in love with Brigitte Bardot (who makes a wonderful cameo appearance). The family lives on a houseboat, and their teenaged daughter dates Fabian. All of this makes for a very enjoyable comedy the whole family can watch together -- it may be a bit outdated (particularly the "high-tech" computer featured in one scene), but that only adds to its charm. This is a lovable, often overlooked movie that's definitely worth viewing with the whole family!


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