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Daddy Long Legs [Blu-ray] [1955]

  • SKU: 31822366
  • Release Date: 09/06/2016
  • Rating: NR
$19.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by film historian Ken Barnes and Ava Astaire McKenzie
    • Daddy Long Legs London premiere
    • Movietone News with optional commentary by film historian Ken Barnes and Ava Astaire McKenzie
    • Original theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    Daddy Long Legs
    This last remake (thus far) of the Jean Webster novel Daddy Long Legs was extensively revised to accommodate the talents of Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron. Fragments of the basic plot remain: American millionaire Astaire is the unknown benefactor of French orphan girl Caron, financing the girl's education on the proviso that his identity never be revealed to her. Moved by Caron's letters of thanks, Astaire's secretary Thelma Ritter advises Astaire to go to France to visit the "child". When he arrives, he finds that his ward has grown up rather nicely, and the two fall in love--though Caron never knows until the very end who Astaire really is. The old story has been updated to allow for an elaborate "cowboy" number and a couple of Eisenhower jokes. Highlights include a solo ballet by Caron and a wonderful Astaire routine involving a set of drums. The score for Daddy Long Legs is unremarkable save for Johnny Mercer's hit "Something's Gotta Give". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Fred Astaire
      Fred Astaire - Jervis Pendleton III
    • Leslie Caron
      Leslie Caron - Julie Andre
    • Terry Moore
      Terry Moore - Linda Pendleton
    • Thelma Ritter
      Thelma Ritter - Miss Pritchard
    • Fred Clark
      Fred Clark - Griggs



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A classic Fred Astaire movie

      Posted
      hotrodhankny
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      We have seen a couple of movies that were actually very similar to this movie but Fred Astaire really makes this one very enjoyable. A great family movie. I think you will really enjoy it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

      Posted
      sanbear

      Great movie. I haven't seen this one played much on tv so when my mom asked for it for Christmas I was glad to find it at Best Buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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