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Daddy Long Legs DVD


This 1955 Oscar-nominated musical romance features the incomparable Fred Astaire in some of his most stunning dance sequences.Daddy Long Legs is a magical musical, following a young French girl (Leslie Caron) through college, her education sponsored by a mysterious man with long legs. Millionaire Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) is from old money, and although generous with his wealth, he must learn how to give of his emotions. Amid sparkling musical numbers and dream sequences, comic relief comes from Fred Clark as Griggs, Jervis' assistant, and Thelma Ritter as Jervis' secretary.

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Fred Astaire becomes both the benefactor and suitor of Leslie Caron in this charming story of a playboy who falls under the spell of a beautiful French orphan While traveling through France Jervis Pendleton lll (Astaire) anonymously sponsors an 18-year-old girl named Julie (Caron) whom he sends to college in America Two years later they finally meet face to face and start to fall in love But complications arise and their happiness is threatened when Jervis embarks on a noble yet misguided attempt to do "the right thing" about their age difference Featuring imaginative production numbers and a Johnny Mercer score that includes the 1955 Oscar - nominated hit for Best Song "Something&39;s Gotta Give" Daddy Long Legs is a song-filled blend of dance and fantasy for romantics of all ages

Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron star in this classic musical directed by Jean Negulesco. When wealthy American Jervis Pendleton III (Astaire) meets 18-year-old French orphan Julie Andre (Caron), he immediately feels for the poor girl and sends money for her education. Although Julie writes to her mysterious benefactor several times, she never hears back and resolves herself to getting a good education at her new school. Years later, Jervis decides to visit Julie at school to see how she is doing and, despite their vast age difference, they fall madly in love. The cast also includes Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter and Charlotte Austin.

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