Butterflies Are Free

Although the setting has been changed from New York to San Francisco for no apparent reason, Leonard Gershe's screen adaptation of his successful Broadway play, is an excellent example of how to switch from one medium to another.

With:
Goldie Hawn Edward Albert Eileen Heckart Michael Glasser Mike Warren

Although the setting has been changed from New York to San Francisco for no apparent reason, Leonard Gershe’s screen adaptation of his successful Broadway play, is an excellent example of how to switch from one medium to another.

Several other carryovers – Eileen Heckart and director Milton Katselas – from the stage production were also brilliant moves. In the move a slight change of emphasis has resulted, moving the center of attention from the blind boy, handsomely played by Edward Albert to the girl (Goldie Hawn). What comes over with great strength is Gershe’s intimate tale of the interrelationships of three individuals, all of whom gain from their contacts with each other.

Hawn, funny and touching, is a delight throughout and Heckart gets a film role that enables her to display versatility.

1972: Best Supp. Actress (Eileen Heckart).

Nominations: Best Cinematography, Sound

Butterflies Are Free

Production: Columbia. Director Milton Katselas; Producer Mike Frankovich; Screenplay Leonard Gershe; Camera Charles B. Lang; Editor David Blewitt; Music Bob Alcivar; Art Director Robert Clatworthy

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 109 MIN.

With: Goldie Hawn Edward Albert Eileen Heckart Michael Glasser Mike Warren

More Film

  • Bob Iger Disney

    Disney, Fox Deal Expected for Thursday (Report)

    Although the setting has been changed from New York to San Francisco for no apparent reason, Leonard Gershe’s screen adaptation of his successful Broadway play, is an excellent example of how to switch from one medium to another. Several other carryovers – Eileen Heckart and director Milton Katselas – from the stage production were also […]

  • European Parliament Rejects Key Proposed Digital

    European Parliament Rejects Key Proposed Digital Single Market Regulation

    Although the setting has been changed from New York to San Francisco for no apparent reason, Leonard Gershe’s screen adaptation of his successful Broadway play, is an excellent example of how to switch from one medium to another. Several other carryovers – Eileen Heckart and director Milton Katselas – from the stage production were also […]

  • Gaumont's Christmas Comedy Santa & Cie

    Gaumont's French Christmas Comedy 'Santa & Cie' Set for Big Rollout in China

    Although the setting has been changed from New York to San Francisco for no apparent reason, Leonard Gershe’s screen adaptation of his successful Broadway play, is an excellent example of how to switch from one medium to another. Several other carryovers – Eileen Heckart and director Milton Katselas – from the stage production were also […]

  • Get Hard

    Writer Claims 'Get Hard' Ripped Off His 'Prison 101' Idea

    Although the setting has been changed from New York to San Francisco for no apparent reason, Leonard Gershe’s screen adaptation of his successful Broadway play, is an excellent example of how to switch from one medium to another. Several other carryovers – Eileen Heckart and director Milton Katselas – from the stage production were also […]

  • Charles Rivkin

    CineAsia: Charles Rivkin Looks to Asia as Locomotive for Theatrical Cinema

    Although the setting has been changed from New York to San Francisco for no apparent reason, Leonard Gershe’s screen adaptation of his successful Broadway play, is an excellent example of how to switch from one medium to another. Several other carryovers – Eileen Heckart and director Milton Katselas – from the stage production were also […]

  • Tax Plan Strikes Fear Among Below

    Hollywood's Below-the-Line Workers Anxious About New Tax Plans

    Although the setting has been changed from New York to San Francisco for no apparent reason, Leonard Gershe’s screen adaptation of his successful Broadway play, is an excellent example of how to switch from one medium to another. Several other carryovers – Eileen Heckart and director Milton Katselas – from the stage production were also […]

  • Detective Pikachu

    Film News Roundup: Live-Action 'Detective Pikachu' Gets 2019 Release

    Although the setting has been changed from New York to San Francisco for no apparent reason, Leonard Gershe’s screen adaptation of his successful Broadway play, is an excellent example of how to switch from one medium to another. Several other carryovers – Eileen Heckart and director Milton Katselas – from the stage production were also […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content