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A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother, and befriends the freethinking young woman next door.

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All Don Baker wants is a place of his own away from his over-protective mother. Don's been blind since birth, but that doesn't stop him from setting up in a San Francisco apartment and making the acquaintance of his off-the-wall, liberated, actress neighbor Jill. Don learns the kind of things from Jill that his mother would never have taught him! And Jill learns from Don what growing up and being free is really all about. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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The original Broadway production of "Butterflies Are Free" by Leonard Gershe opened at the Booth Theater on October 21, 1969 and ran for 1128 performances. Blythe Danner won a 1970 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Jill Tanner. Eileen Heckart was nominated for the 1970 Tony Award for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "Butterflies are Free" and recreated her stage role in this movie version. See more »

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At 1:42:19, the position of Don's hand on the ladder changes. See more »

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Mrs. Baker: [looking around Don's apartment] Where did this furniture come from?
Don Baker: Some of it came with the apartment, the rest I picked up at a junk shop.
Mrs. Baker: Well, don't tell me which is which, let me guess.
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Butterflies Are Free
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Masterpiece
14 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie. I woke up this morning believing I saw this movie years ago, and decided to give it a chance to see if it jogged any memories. Turns out I did see it years ago but now with me being much older, it held much greater significance for me. This film was not dated at all and it would be relative to almost any period in time. The issues dealt with in the movie are the same issues that people deal with all the time, except of course for the role brilliantly played by Edward Albert in which he plays a blind man. One of the beautiful aspects of this film is that the script tries, and succeeds at eliminating the stereotypes and limitations of the handicap to instead focus on the real emotional ups and downs of the human soul. Absolutetly brilliant film.


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