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Daddy Long Legs (1955)

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126 min | Musical, Romance

On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendleton 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 ...See moreOn a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendleton 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 See less
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Phoebe Ephron (screenplay) | Henry Ephron (screenplay) | Jean Webster (novel)
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Updated May 4, 1955

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May 5, 1955 (United States)

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67 cast members
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Fred Astaire
Jervis Pendleton III Jervis Pendleton III   See fewer
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Leslie Caron
Julie Andre Julie Andre   See fewer
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Terry Moore
Linda Pendleton Linda Pendleton   See fewer
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Thelma Ritter
Alicia Pritchard Alicia Pritchard   See fewer
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Fred Clark
Griggs Griggs   See fewer
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Charlotte Austin
Sally McBride Sally McBride   See fewer
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Larry Keating
Ambassador Alexander Williamson Ambassador Alexander Williamson   See fewer
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Kathryn Givney
Gertrude Pendleton Gertrude Pendleton   See fewer
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Kelly Brown
Jimmy McBride Jimmy McBride   See fewer
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Ray Anthony
Ray Anthony (as Ray Anthony and his Orchestra) Ray Anthony (as Ray Anthony and his Orchestra)   See fewer
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Robert Adler
Deliveryman (uncredited) Deliveryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Astor
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Paul Bradley
Second Jeweler (uncredited) Second Jeweler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tim Cagney
Orphan (uncredited) Orphan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathryn Card
Miss Carrington (uncredited) Miss Carrington (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Carlyle
Student in 'Sluefoot' Dance Sequence (uncredited) Student in 'Sluefoot' Dance Sequence (uncredited)   See fewer
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Janice Carroll
Athetic Girl Dancer (uncredited) Athetic Girl Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barrie Chase
Blonde Dancer (in 'International Playboy') (uncredited) Blonde Dancer (in 'International Playboy') (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Codee
Madame Sevanne (uncredited) Madame Sevanne (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
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Paul Cristo
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Lillian Culver
Inquisitive Woman (uncredited) Inquisitive Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sayre Dearing
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Guy Des Rochers
French Lieutenant (uncredited) French Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shirley Doble
College Girl (uncredited) College Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dumke
Mr. Bronson (uncredited) Mr. Bronson (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Dunn
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Steven Geray
Emile (uncredited) Emile (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kelly Gordon
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Ivis Goulding
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Chester Hayes
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Bill Hines
Army Sergeant (uncredited) Army Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Hoffman
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Charles Anthony Hughes
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Virginia Hunter
College Girl (uncredited) College Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diane Jergens
College Girl (uncredited) College Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tim Johnson
Bellhop (uncredited) Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Kearns
Guide (uncredited) Guide (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
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Larry Kent
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Frank Kreig
French Farmer (uncredited) French Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Numa Lapeyre
Jean (uncredited) Jean (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eileen Maxwell
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Michael McLean
Orphan (uncredited) Orphan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Moratz
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Forbes Murray
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William H. O'Brien
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Leslie Parrish
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Evelyn Rudie
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Harry Seymour
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Sara Shane
Pat (uncredited) Pat (uncredited)   See fewer
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College Girl (uncredited) College Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
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Hal Taggart
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6.7 / 10 | 3,223 votes