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