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"Butterflies Are Free," which opened yesterday at the Radio City Music Hall,
is Leonard Gershe's Broadway comedy recycled as a movie with the density of Jell-o.Edward Albert,
the son of Eddie Albert and Margo, makes his film debut as Don,
the young blind man trying to make a life on his own in a San Francisco garret.
Eileen Heckart plays his pushy, suburban mother who, when the chips are down,
is selfless enough to make any matinee lady proud to identify with her,
and Goldie Hawn is the desperately eccentric girl next door who falls in love with him.