daddy long legs

the year: 1955

the genre: musical

the cast: Fred Astaire (Jervis Pendleton III); Leslie Caron (Julie Andre); Thelma Ritter (Alicia Pritchard); Fred Clark (Griggs)

the plot: On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, 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.

count: the Pendleton portraits.

don’t miss: Julie's dress when she dances with Jervis on the penthouse balcony to "Something's Gotta Give." (sigh.)

check out: Griggs offering Miss Pritchard a drink.

listen for: "Mmmmmmmm! You're a dandy!"

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