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.
The long run hit play on the screen with all its humor and all its heart.
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Did You Know?
The picture's source stage play was loosely based on the life of attorney and former Harvard law student Harold Krents
who was blind. Lawyer Krents, whose struggle to overcome blindness and become independent, was the inspiration for this film's source Broadway play "Butterflies Are Free" (1969). Krents also acted as a technical advisor for the movie's production. See more
At 1:00:38, the way Jill holds things changes, and then reverts. See more
[when Jill says she's moving in with Ralph
Tell me, Jill, with Ralph, is it like the Fourth of July and like Christmas?
Not exactly. He has a kind of... strength. With him it's more like Labor Day.
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Music and Lyrics by John Denver
, Bill Danoff
and Taffy Nivert
Published by Cherry Lane Music Co.
Sung by Edward Albert See more