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8 January 1965 (USA) See more »
Professor Leaf, an absent-minded poet with a prejudice against the sciences, is forced to face the fact... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Stewart ... Professor Robert Leaf

Fabian ... Kenneth 'Kenny' Taylor

Glynis Johns ... Vina Leaf

Cindy Carol ... Pandora 'Panny' Leaf

Bill Mumy ... Erasmus 'Ras' Leaf

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 ... Police Lt. Rink

Orville Sherman ... Von Schlogg
Maida Severn ... Miss Eva - Ras' Teacher

Pitt Herbert ... Bank Manager
Adair Jameson ... Mrs. Wo - Dress Shop Sales Lady
Marcel De la Brosse ... Paris Taxi Driver

Ed Wynn ... The Captain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Anderson ... Reporter (uncredited)

Brigitte Bardot ... Brigitte Bardot (uncredited)

Robert Biheller ... Orville (uncredited)

James Brolin ... Student at Leaf Rally (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Reporter (uncredited)
Gloria Clark ... Professor Burns (uncredited)

Clive Clerk ... Student (uncredited)

Susanne Cramer ... Blonde Doll (Upjohn's Girl) (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Racetrack Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Lyn Edgington ... Student (uncredited)

William Fawcett ... Elderly Pedestrian on Campus (uncredited)
Robert Fitzpatrick ... Student (uncredited)
Harry Fleer ... T-Man (uncredited)

Percy Helton ... Kraft - Man at Computer Lab (uncredited)

William Henry ... Racetrack Cashier (uncredited)
Joseph Hoover ... Reporter (uncredited)
Freda Jones ... Woman at Unemployment Office (uncredited)
Sid Kane ... Nunnally (uncredited)
Sherwood Keith ... Operator (uncredited)
Paul King ... Racetrack Patron (uncredited)

Louise Lane ... Saleslady (uncredited)
Paula Lane ... Eugenia Clove (uncredited)

Richard Lane ... Racetrack Announcer (uncredited)

Ted Mapes ... Mr. Rudy - the Mailman (uncredited)
Marissa Mathes ... Brunette (uncredited)
Harry Rose ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jerry Rush ... Man at Unemployment Office (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Reporter (uncredited)
John Stevens ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Koster 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Haase  novel "Erasmus With Freckles"
Nunnally Johnson  uncredited
Hal Kanter 

Produced by
Fred Kohlmar .... producer
Henry Koster .... producer
Original Music by
George Duning 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard 
Film Editing by
Marjorie Fowler 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Brown 
Jack Martin Smith 
Set Decoration by
Steven Potter  (as Steve Potter)
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Moss Mabry 
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred R. Simpson .... assistant director
Art Department
Dennis J. Parrish .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Elmer Raguse .... sound
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Crew verified as complete

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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Stereo

Did You Know?

Glynis Johns character, Vina Leaf, firmly and politely defends England's bankers when the Bank Manager attempts to contrast the way English and American banks regard children. Glynis Johns previous theatrical role was the mother of two small children and wife of an English banker in Mary Poppins (1964).See more »
Errors in geography: 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 »
Bank Manager:My dear lady, I don't know how bankers in England operate, but here in America we have a...
Vina Leaf:In England, my dear sir, the bankers are acutely aware of the fact that the young people of today are the banking customers of tomorrow and they make every effort to instill confidence both in their management and in their arithmetic.
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References Tom Jones (1963)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Slight comedy, 18 June 2001
Author: Boyo-2

In the 1960's this might have passed for wholesome family entertainment. Getting Fabian for a throw-away role was probably a good casting coup, and for comic relief you have Ed Wynn and Billy Mumy's 'Rain Man' routines. He is an IBM in sneakers, from which most of the plot develops. He secretly writes a love letter to Bardot every night and one day he gets a response in the form of an invitation to visit her in France. Billy and dad Jimmy Stewart go to Paris and have a meeting with Miss Bardot. She gives the little boy an autograph, a kiss and a puppy.

Inoffensive little comedy that might give you a laugh or two. I like movies that reference real movie stars in their title, like "Being John Malkovich" and "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" so this makes the hat trick for me.

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