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.
Take some time to smell the flowers.
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Did You Know?
The original Broadway production of "Butterflies Are Free" by Leonard Gershe
, after twelve previews, opened at the Booth Theater on 21st October 1969, where it ran for 1128 performances, until it closed on 2nd July 1972. See more
The door behind Don is open when seen at 1:19:55 or earlier and closed whenever seen following 1:20:07. At 1:20:42, the door opens when Mrs. Baker rushes past Don, and in the next second it is obvious that Don was nowhere near the door. See more
Well hate me! Or love me! But don't leave because I'm blind... and don't stay because I'm blind.
Butterflies Are Free
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
(as Steve Schwartz) See more