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Dear Brigitte (1965) Dire 60's Notion Of Family Fun
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Dear Brigette is among the Fox-Stewart wretched. I watched for long standing curiosity and fact it played true HD on TCM. I remembered portions from ABC's network premiere (11/19/67). We had sunspots that night, so Channel 8 for once came in crystal clear. Dear Brigitte is poison from a tree the 60's called "family entertainment," being would-be Disney but lacking
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Dear Brigitte wilts also under weight of Unbearable Ed Wynn, narrating direct to us as he spills pipe ash on a hapless dog, that gag done to exhaustion through 100 minutes run time. Billy Mumy is Stewart's boy who has mathematical genius and writes love letters to Brigitte Bardot. That idea works for a middle portion that drags otherwise. Nothing of a Dear Brigitte sort should ever run past eighty-five minutes. Maybe conservative Jim felt we needed more films Mom/Dad could take children to see without embarrassment. Lots of his generation viewed screens as too muddied up. Were these comedies penance for Stewart having been in Anatomy Of A Murder? (his father advised friends not to go see "my son in that dirty movie") Pay-off to Dear Brigitte's title conceit is Bardot making third act cameo (extended) which authority says was her first work in a