Saturday, November 8, 2014

Daddy Long Legs- Official Theatrical Trailer (1955)

Original theatrical trailer for the 1955 musical Daddy Long Legs starring Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Fred Clark, and Thelma Ritter. This film is loosely based on the 1912 novel Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. It tells the story of wealthy American named Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) who has an encounter at a French orphanage with an 18-year-old resident named Julie Andre (Leslie Caron) and anonymously pays for her education at a New England college. Years later, he visits her without revealing his identity and they soon fall in love.

Daddy Long Legs was Astaire's only movie musical at 20th Century-Fox and also the only time he co-starred with Leslie Caron. It was nominated for three Academy Awards including Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Music, and Original Song and Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture. It won for Art Direction-Set Decoration. This film was released on May 5, 1955.