Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

DVD - 2005 | Widescreen format
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Millionaire playboy Jervis Pendleton III becomes enamored with a young woman living in a French orphanage, and decides to anonymously sponsor her college education in America. When they finally meet face-to-face two years later, romance blossoms but is complicated by Jervis's hesitance towards their age differences.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2005, c1955
Edition: Widescreen format
Branch Call Number: DVDM DADDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 26, 2018

I love this book. I was a bit disappointed in the movie. Johnny Mercer Music is wonderful. I enjoyed the dancing when it was real people dancing. I didn’t like all the dream scene stuff at all. Fred Astaire was very good in his part as always. He was just too old to play it. The romance becomes somewhat inappropriate to our modern eyes. It didn’t creep me out like Gigi does though. That movie is totally creepy!

Apr 10, 2017

The way their romance developed disturbed me....he was a stranger who paid for her schooling/housing etc and she had no interaction with but became infatuated with him anyway? It just seems wrong.
Not my favorite Fred Astaire dance numbers either...but I will admit I was distracted by the disturbing "romance."

Aug 29, 2016

The age difference is embarrassing.

Mar 15, 2016

VERY GOOD 1955 Fred Astaire dance/romance movie. Excellent 'History of the Beat' dance right at beginning - and more to come.
This was my introduction to Leslie Caron who is now one of my favorite 50's lady stars; I will be checking out more of her work. Great dancer, not a stick girl, and wearing those stylish flowing skirts, gets to show off her fab upper legs as she twirls about.
Ray Anthony and his Orchestra appear at the college dance near end which was very entertaining.
The extreme age difference romance was a bit odd.
Oh, and all the cigarette smoking included in 50's films is, I guess um, a 50's entertainment business thing. I like that contemporary Hindi films often have a strong 'cigarette smoking can kill you' warning before the film begins.

Apr 14, 2015

Yes, one of his best. A good way to spend a couple of hours being entertained without deep engagement.


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Jul 27, 2012

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