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Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 May 1919 (USA)
An orphan discovers that she has an anonymous benefactor who is willing to pay her college tuition, unaware he's the same man who has been romantically pursuing her.

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(as Marshall A. Neilan)

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(story), (adapted by) (as Agnes Johnson)
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Miss Pritchard (as Miss Percy Haswell)
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Angelina
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Jimmie Mc Bride (as Marshall A. Neilan)
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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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11 May 1919 (USA)  »

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Daddy Long Legs  »

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(1998 restored)

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1.33 : 1
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This was the first film of Mary Pickford's new production deal. The part of the deal that clinched it was she was finally able to have approval over the final film edit, which she had been unable to get before. It was predicted by some to be a risky deal, but this proved to be a big success for Pickford. See more »

Quotes

Jerusha Abbott: P-R-U-N-E spells prune / Eating them means our doom / Life's too short and death too soon / To fill our tummies with the darn old Prune.
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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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Mary Sparkles!
12 August 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This sweet and funny silent stars Mary Pickford as an orphan who, after much kindhearted mischief, goes to college and finds true love, thanks to her anonymous personal trustee, whom she dubs "Daddy-Long-Legs" after the seeing his legs in a shadow. It's a familiar story, since it was remade in 1931 (with Janet Gaynor), 1938 (as the Netherlands film Vadertje Langbeen), and 1955, with Leslie Caron and Fred Astaire.

There are quite a few memorable images in this lovely version: the drunk dog, the one-armed doll, and the scene with the baby cupids.

The recent score by Maria Newman complements the movie, unlike the wretched one she wrote for another Pickford film, The Love Light (1921).


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