Daddy Long Legs [Blu-ray]

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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

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Release Date
9/6/16 
Studio
20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
2 hours, 6 minutes
Sound
  • Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
Region
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Subtitles
  • Spanish
  • English
Video Features
  • Audio commentary by film historian Ken Barnes and Ava Astaire McKenzie
  • Movietone News with optional commentary by film historian Ken Barnes and Ava Astaire McKenzie
  • Daddy Long Legs London premiere
  • Original theatrical trailer
Number of Discs
1

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