Daddy Long Legs (1955)

Drama / Music / Romance • 126 minutes  6.7/10
Starring: Fred Astaire Leslie Caron Terry Moore Thelma Ritter Fred Clark Charlotte Austin Larry Keating Sara Shane and others.
Director: Jean Negulesco Screenplay: Henry Ephron Phoebe Ephron Director of Photography: Leon Shamroy Producer: Samuel G. Engel Editor: William Reynolds Original Music Composer: Alfred Newman Cyril J. Mockridge
Released • May 5, 1955

Wealthy American Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) has a chance encounter at a French orphanage with a cheerful 18-year-old resident, Julie Andre (Leslie Caron). He anonymously pays for her education at a New England college. She writes letters to her mysterious benefactor regularly, but he never writes back. Her nickname for him, "Daddy Long Legs", is taken from the description of him given to Andre by some of her fellow orphans who see his shadow as he leaves their building. Several years later, he visits her at school, still concealing his identity. Despite their large…

A.K.A. BR: Papai Pernilongo  DE: Daddy Langbein  ES: Papá piernas largas  FR: Papa longues jambes  PT: Papai Pernilongo