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Dear Brigitte (1965)





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This family comedy stars James Stewart as Dr. Robert Leaf, a college professor who dislikes science and tries to instill in his children a love of art and music. So Robert and his wife Vina (Glynis Johns) are dismayed to discover that their eight-year-old son Erasmus (Billy Mumy) is tone-deaf and color-blind; what's worse, he has a genius-level talent for mathematics. Robert isn't sure what to do about Erasmus, but while his older sister Pandora (Cindy Carol) puts his skills to work by getting him to do her homework, his older friend Kenneth (Fabian) has a better idea. Kenneth and Erasmus come up with a foolproof plan for picking the winners in horse racing -- so foolproof that it draws the attention of two con men, Upjohn (John Williams) and Argyle (Jesse White), who want to use Erasmus's skills to clean up at the track. Robert at first refuses, and then relents only when they agree to use a cut of the proceeds to endow a humanities scholarship, though Robert is about the only one surprised when the men prove not to be good to their word. Meanwhile, Erasmus is head over heels in love with French screen siren Brigitte Bardot -- so much so that he's been writing her love letters. In return, the lucky boy has received an invitation to come meet her, and Robert and Erasmus use some of their racetrack winnings to fly to Paris and take her up on her offer. Nunnally Johnson, who received no credit, contributed to the screenplay; Miss Bardot, of course, plays herself (who else could?). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Billy Mumy
as Erasmus 'Ras' Leaf
James Stewart
as Professor Robert Leaf
Glynis Johns
as Vina Leaf
Brigitte Bardot
as Herself, Cameo Appearance
as Kenneth
Bill Mumy
as Erasmus Leaf
Cindy Carol
as Pandora Leaf
John Williams (II)
as Peregine Upjohn
Jack Kruschen
as Dr. Volker
Howard Freeman
as Dean Sawyer
Jane Wald
as Terry
Alice Pearce
as Unemployment Office Clerk
Ed Wynn
as The Captain
Orville Sherman
as Von Schlogg
Maida Severn
as Schoolteacher
Pitt Herbert
as Bank Manager
Louise Lane
as Saleslady
Adair Jameson
as Saleslady
Susan Cramer
as Blonde Doll
Susanne Cramer
as Blonde Doll
Jack Daly
as Ticket Seller
Gloria Clark
as Prof. Bums
James Brolin
as Student
Clive Clerk
as Student
John Stevens
as Student
Dick Lane
as Sports Announcer
Ted Mapes
as Postman
Bob Biheller
as Orville
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Half a star for Jimmy Stewart at age 57 (though clearly too old to be a father of an 8-year-old), half a star for Glynis Johns at age 42 (she's perky and kinda fun), and half a star for a few shots of San Francisco at the beginning. There's not much else going for this one, folks. The script is awful. The use of the narrator (Ed Wynn) is awful. The boy who is a savant at math and who therefore can pick horse races is ridiculous. Yes it's a family film and meant to be light, but they can be so much better. It seems Director Henry Koster or the studio had a real dog on their hands, and tried desperately to liven it up with a next-door-neighbor artist who has his wife pose in the nude, and the inclusion of Brigitte Bardot. Bardot's scenes are late in the movie, brief, and a snooze - so don't hang on to watching this for them (as I did). Bail early.

Antonius Block
Antonius Block

Super Reviewer


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.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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