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      Dear Brigitte

      Released Jan 8, 1965 1h 40m Kids & Family Comedy List
      Reviews 53% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Poet and professor Robert Leaf (James Stewart) has a disdain for the sciences. Unfortunately for him, his son Erasmus (Bill Mumy) is colorblind, completely tone-deaf and a natural math prodigy. While the professor tires to comes to terms with his son's predilection for numbers, the talented youth and his sister Pandora (Cindy Carol) use his math talents to win at the race track. Erasmus hopes to use the money he makes to fly to Paris and meet Brigitte Bardot, with whom he is infatuated. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Steve D I am embarrassed for Jimmy. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/24 Full Review jim b Well I haven't reviewed anything for a while but this is a warning: this movie is unwatchable, thanks to an unbearably hostile James Stewart. Billy Mumy plays his charming son (apparently Stewart didn't like ANYBODY stealing his thunder in movies), who is beyond a math whiz, and who writes letters to Brigitte Bardot, a total crush for the little kid who is sadly named Erasmus. Erasmus Leaf. Stewart's wife was in Mary Poppins, his daughter in Cape Fear (the real one), and her boyfriend is played by Fabian. This could have been a nice little film maybe but Stewart's incredibly hostile performance make this a chore to watch, and I advise strongly against it. If he had been this way in most of his movies instead of the likable character he played, he never would have had a career. Avoid. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Jimmy Stewart has lost what made him famous. Here he is an old man without charm, without sparkle. Any light that shines through is from the boy, Billy Mumy, as he is too young to understand Stewart's rule for the other cast members: do not outshine me! Thus, we see an almost invisible Fabian, and other cast members that can't be remembered. Also, eight year old boys do not have sexual crushes on Brigitte Bardot. Hollywood always makes this mistake -- thinking it looks cute. Eight year old boys are catching frogs with other eight year old boys. A poor movie and Jimmy Stewart at his worst. Stewart's 1930's heydays are over and no one has told him. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I LOVE this movie...somehow, I guess because it was a bit controversial for it's time, it was over-looked. I have tried to order online...Seems like The Scandinavians, French and Russians love this movie for BRIGITTE BARDOTs part, playing herself...you can order in a different than American Format. I mean it also has a cameo with Barbara Streisands husband and FABIAN...what more can you want from a mid 60s movie that predicts our current governmental crisis? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member martin.hillstad@gmail.com Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Poet and professor Robert Leaf (James Stewart) has a disdain for the sciences. Unfortunately for him, his son Erasmus (Bill Mumy) is colorblind, completely tone-deaf and a natural math prodigy. While the professor tires to comes to terms with his son's predilection for numbers, the talented youth and his sister Pandora (Cindy Carol) use his math talents to win at the race track. Erasmus hopes to use the money he makes to fly to Paris and meet Brigitte Bardot, with whom he is infatuated.
      Director
      Henry Koster
      Producer
      Henry Koster, Fred Kohlmar
      Screenwriter
      Hal Kanter
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 8, 1965, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Runtime
      1h 40m
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