Many scenes from the highest-crossing film of its time, E. T.
The Extra-Terrestrial, stand out in the memory. But one of the most
poignant and unforgettable must be the one in which little Gertie,
her hair in pigtails, presents E.T. with a pot of flowers and then
kisses him on the nose. As screen kisses go, it is one of the most
indelible. At the time. Drew Barrymore was only seven years old,
the youngest in the cast. It was inconceivable then, back in 1982,
that E.T. (described as the best film Disney never made) would become
the biggest money-maker of all time, and that a decade later the
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