Dear Brigitte (1965)
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as Erasmus 'Ras' Leaf
as Professor Robert Lea...
as Vina Leaf
as Herself, Cameo Appe...
as Erasmus Leaf
as Pandora Leaf
as Peregine Upjohn
as Dr. Volker
as Dean Sawyer
as Unemployment Office ...
as Lt. Rink
as The Captain
as Von Schlogg
as Bank Manager
as Blonde Doll
as Blonde Doll
as Ticket Seller
as Prof. Bums
as Sports Announcer
as Taxi Driver
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Adorable and sweet little comedy about a boy genius with a cute crush on Brigitte Bardot. Breezy and light with Jimmy Stewart and Glynis Johns well matched.
Fanciful and barely amusing comedy fit only for 1965 audiences. Without Jimmy Stewart, I would have given up on this light comedy. Poet and professor Jimmy Stewart keeps quiting his university job over what he laments is a takeover by the sciences at the expense of the humanities. But what he didn't count on was his 8 year old son being a human computer, a mathematics whiz at computing and predictor of winners at the race track!
Briskly paced with plenty of Jimmy Stewart comic rendering of a slightly nutty professor. But don't under estimate the charm and wit of the film, great for family or of any age willing to give it a try. And guess what? No profanity, nudity, killing and some would say humor, but it does have chuckles throughout.
"Robert Leaf (Stewart) is an American college professor whose precocious son Erasmus (Bill Mumy) is a mathematical prodigy. After using his skills for gambling at the racetrack, Erasmus becomes infatuated with model and actress Brigitte Bardot. He writes love letters to her, and she invites him to visit her in France."--- wikipedia
[img]http://www.billmumy.com/mumy/filmography/films/Brigitte/BMbrigitte.jpg[/img] Brigitte Bardot who is the "crush" of the son played by Billy Mumy, child actor of his day
1. No suprise, the movie managed to lose money at the box office, but James Stewart being the lead actor in this loss is suprising. Still, old favorites like Ed Wynn as a retired sea captain keep the film moving along.
2. Fabian, teen idol of the day [while Elvis Presley was in the Army], plays Stewart's daughter's boyfriend.
3. Jesse White, veteran actor, plays the man who acts a bookie for Stewart at the race track until arrested.
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[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6VHfAJkBU3k/UWWbeo67R-I/AAAAAAAAUz0/ljUOmtpeRoQ/s640/$T2eC16Z,!w0E9szNZt7+BR(vc!iDzg~~60_3.jpg[/img] Blonde bombshell of her day, Bardot
James Stewart as Prof. Robert Leaf
Glynis Johns as Vina Leaf
Bill Mumy as Erasmus Leaf
Cindy Carol as Pandora Leaf
Ed Wynn as The Captain (also the narrator)
Fabian as Kenneth
Brigitte Bardot as herself
John Williams as Peregrine Upjohn
Jack Kruschen as Dr. Volker
Charles Robinson as George
Howard Freeman as Dean Sawyer
Jane Wald as Terry, George's Wife
Alice Pearce as Unemployment Office Clerk
Jesse White as Cliff Argyle the Bookie
Gene O'Donnell as Police Lt. Rink
Orville Sherman as Von Schlogg
Maida Severn as Miss Eva, Ras' Teacher
John Haase (novel)
20th Century Fox
January 8, 1965
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