Sunday, 13 May 2012

1972, Film: Butterflies Are Free

Based on a play by Leonard Gershe, “Butterflies Are Free” was produced by M.J. Frankovich and directed by Milton Katselas. It was released on 6 July, 1972 in the USA. While the original play was set in New York, the film was set in San Francisco.

All Don Baker (Edward Albert) wants is a place of his own away from his over-protective mother (Eileen Heckart). Don's been blind since birth, but that doesn't stop him from setting up in a San Francisco apartment and making the acquaintance of his off-the-wall, liberated, actress neighbour Jill Tanner (Goldie Hawn). Don learns the kind of things from Jill that his mother would never have taught him! And Jill learns from Don what growing up and being free is really all about...

Goldie Hawn and Edward Albert
Main cast:
  • Goldie Hawn as Jill Tanner
  • Edward Albert as Don Baker
  • Eileen Heckart as Mrs. Baker
  • Paul Michael Glaser as Ralph Austin
  • Michael Warren as Roy
Eileen Heckart and Edward Albert
  • Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Eileen Heckart (1973)
  • Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer – Male: Edward Albert (1973)
Edward Albert and Goldie Hawn


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