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Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 May 1919 (USA)
Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and ... See full summary »

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(story), (adapted by) (as Agnes Johnson)
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Milla Davenport ...
Percy Haswell ...
Miss Pritchard (as Miss Percy Haswell)
Fay Lemport ...
Angelina
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Lillian Langdon ...
Betty Bouton ...
Julia Pendleton
Audrey Chapman ...
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Marshall Neilan ...
Jimmie Mc Bride (as Marshall A. Neilan)
Carrie Clark Ward ...
Mrs. Semple (as Carrie Clark Warde)
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Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and she with him, though she does not know that the man she has fallen for is her benefactor. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Daddy Long Legs  »

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The original play opened in New York on 28 September 1914. See more »

Quotes

Jerusha Abbott: Mrs Semple, what is Love?
Mrs. Semple: Love is a bad habit -- it's much safer to have the measles -- they aint near as painful.
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Featured in Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997) See more »

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Daddy Long Legs
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Words by Sam Lewis (as Sam M. Lewis) & Joe Young; music by Harry Ruby, c. 1919
'inspired by Mary Pickford in Jean Webster's celebrated play- "Daddy Long Legs" directed by Marshall Neilan, A "First National Attraction"'
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Marvelous Mary Pickford
18 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

stars in the first film version of Daddy Long Legs and is dazzling. A peerless comedianne of the silent screen, Pickford plays the spunky orphan as Chaplin would have---lots of physical comedy, sight gags, and pathos. In the 2nd half of the film, Pickford "grows up" and displays here usual warmth. Surely as Pickford films become more available, she will reclaim her place in the Hollywood pantheon. She ranks with Lillian Gish and Gloria Swanson as the best actresses of the silent era, but Pickford remains untouched (even by Mabel Normand and Marie Dressler) as a comedienne!


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