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Daddy Long Legs

1919 1h 25m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 68% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
After growing up in an orphanage, Jerusha "Judy" Abbott (Mary Pickford) discovers that she has a mysterious benefactor who is willing to pay her college tuition. Developing into a bright and beautiful woman, Judy receives attention from both a young suitor, Jimmie McBride (Marshall Neilan), and a rich older man, Jarvis Pendleton (Mahlon Hamilton). She doesn't realize that the latter is actually her sponsor, the enigmatic figure that she knows only as "Daddy-Long-Legs." Read More Read Less

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Grace Kingsley Los Angeles Times Daddy Long-Legs was delicious as a story; delightful as a play, and is entrancing as a picture. Jun 25, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The silent film is of value only for historic purposes, as it doesn't carry well over to modern times. Rated: C Jan 17, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member The best romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Jon J There are some aspects of the film that don't age well, including the age difference between Judy and one of her suitors who seems old enough to be her actual father, but that is to be expected with a movie that is almost 100 years old. Overall, while Pickford was excellent, I feel Nielan would be better suited to making a film for the likes of Keaton or the other slapstick kings of the era rather than the "girl with the curls" Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/01/18 Full Review Audience Member pickford plays yet another orphan Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The film was funny and a sweet love story, only it got a little boring sometimes and the two halves of the story (at the orphanage, then at college) seemed quite different to me. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This was my first Fred Astaire movie I remember seeing. It was this movie that I fell in love with Fred and his dancing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member TCM plays silent films at Midnight 2 or 3 times a week. This is one of my favorites! Mary Pickford is exceptional! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After growing up in an orphanage, Jerusha "Judy" Abbott (Mary Pickford) discovers that she has a mysterious benefactor who is willing to pay her college tuition. Developing into a bright and beautiful woman, Judy receives attention from both a young suitor, Jimmie McBride (Marshall Neilan), and a rich older man, Jarvis Pendleton (Mahlon Hamilton). She doesn't realize that the latter is actually her sponsor, the enigmatic figure that she knows only as "Daddy-Long-Legs."
Director
Marshall Neilan
Producer
Mary Pickford
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Release Date (DVD)
Nov 23, 1999
Runtime
1h 25m