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Daddy Long Legs (1955)

Approved  |   |  Musical, Romance  |  5 May 1955 (USA)
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On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »

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On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in New England. She writes him letters, which he doesn't read. After 3 years, he goes to visit her at a dance, not telling her that he is her benefactor. They fall in love, but the usual movie-type difficulties get in the way before they can get together at the end. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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This musical was Fred Astaire's first and last for Twentieth Century-Fox. In addition, this film marked the final screen vocalizing by The Pied Pipers. See more »

Goofs

In a scene between Griggs and Pendleton, Pendleton, seated at the drum kit, points a drum brush at Griggs and then drops his hand as Griggs walks past him. In the immediate next closer shot of Pendleton, his arm is still raised with the drum brush pointed at Griggs. See more »

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Alicia Pritchard: Mr. Griggs, a person is NOT a corporation! A person is flesh and blood... and feelings !
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Version of Daddy Long Legs (1931) See more »

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Thunderbird
Music by Ray Anthony and George Williams
Played by Ray Anthony and His Orchestra
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Beautiful dance film with stunning stars
27 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How terribly sad that during such a delightful and romantic film, Fred Astaire was mourning the death of his wife. "Daddy Long Legs" is a sweet film with an utterly charming performance, in words and dance, by Leslie Caron, and Astaire's usual high-class, debonair, energetic work.

Thelma Ritter and Larry Keating give fantastic support, and in looking over the cast list, I see that a future dance partner of Astaire's, the wonderful Barrie Chase, is an uncredited dancer.

My only complaint is that the movie is on the long side, with the final dance being not only terribly long, but just one dance sequence too many.

The highlight of the film for me was definitely "Sluefoot." A fantastic number! I noticed one hilarious comment about an "uncredited appearance by Cary Grant." I remember my mom telling me how much Ray Anthony resembled Grant - I guess she was right!


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