Dear Brigitte

Dear Brigitte

Director: Henry Koster, James Stewart, Fabian, Glynis Johns

Cast: Henry Koster, James Stewart, Fabian, Glynis Johns

     
 

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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.

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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?).

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2015
UPC:
0024543105183
Original Release:
1965
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Mod
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
9,261

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Stewart Prof. Robert Leaf
Fabian Kenneth
Glynis Johns Vina Leaf
Cindy Carol Pandora Leaf
Bill Mumy Erasmus Leaf
Brigitte Bardot Herself
John Williams Peregine Upjohn
Jack Kruschen Dr. Volker
Charles Knox Robinson George
Howard Freeman Dean Sawyer
Jane Wald Terry
Alice Pearce Unemployment Office Clerk
Jesse White Argyle
Ed Wynn The Captain
Marcel dela Brosse Taxi Driver
Louis Lane Actor
Gloria Clark Prof. Bums
Bob Biheller Actor
James Brolin Student
Clive Clerk Student
Susanne Cramer Blonde Doll
Jack Daly Ticket Seller
Robert Fitzpatrick Student
Harry Fleer T-Man
William Henry Cashier
Pitt Herbert Bank Manager
Dick Lane Sports Announcer
Ted Mapes Postman
Gene O'Donnell Lieutenant Rink
Maida Severn Schoolteacher
Orville Sherman Von Schlogg
John Stevens Student

Technical Credits
Henry Koster Director,Producer
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Malcolm Brown Art Director
Alfred Bruzlin Sound/Sound Designer
George Duning Score Composer
Marjorie Fowler Editor
Hal Kanter Screenwriter
Fred Kohlmar Producer
Emil Kosa Special Effects
Moss Mabry Costumes/Costume Designer
Ben Nye Makeup
Steven Potter Set Decoration/Design
Elmer Raguse Sound/Sound Designer
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Fred R. Simpson Asst. Director
Jack Martin Smith Art Director

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