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Daddy Long Legs (1955) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Samuel G. Engel.

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lyle Wheeler, John DeCuir; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Paul S. FoxNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Johnny MercerNominated
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Daddy Long Legs (1955)

By Beatrice on Mar 21, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Daddy Long Legs Directed by Jean Negulesco Written by Phoebe and Henry Ephron from a novel by Jean Webster 1955/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental The May-December romance and dream ballet don’t do this musical any favors. ?It has its pleasures, howeve... Read full article


Daddy Long Legs (1955)

By Cameron on Nov 15, 2013 From The Blonde At The Film

20th Century Fox presents the only movie Fred Astaire ever made for that studio: 1955′s?Daddy Long Legs. It’s what every girl dreams about: plucked from obscurity and sent to another country by an old millionaire benefactor, given trunks of gorgeous clothes, spunky roommates with handsom... Read full article


Daddy Long Legs (1955)

By Cameron on Nov 15, 2013 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://filmfanatic.org/reviews/?p=31072 Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own 20th Century Fox presents the only movie Fred Astaire ?ever made for that studio: 1955’s?Daddy Long Legs. It’s what every girl dreams about: plucked from obscurity and sent to another country by an... Read full article


Questions from the Google: Daddy Long Legs and Judy Abbott age difference?

By Movies, Silently on Aug 1, 2013 From Movies Silently

Just a tiny sample of the Daddy Long Legs queries I have received. With the series, I answer some of the more common, interesting or odd search engine queries that send people to my site. Note: Due to the nature of these queries, I am going to be spoiling the living daylights out of this movie. Dadd... Read full article


Fun Size Review: Daddy Long Legs (1919)

By Movies, Silently on Jul 29, 2013 From Movies Silently

She is Mary Pickford, spunky orphan who is being sent to college by a mysterious benefactor. He is the mysterious philanthropist who reads Mary’s letters but never writes back. But just who is Daddy Long Legs? And why is he so interested in Mary’s romances? Mary Pickford is in top form i... Read full article


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This musical was Fred Astaire's first and last for Twentieth Century-Fox. In addition, this film marked the final screen vocalizing by The Pied Pipers.
The song "Texas Millionaire" is the only time Astaire's singing voice was ever dubbed. The dub vocals were performed by Thurl Ravenscroft, known mostly for being the voice of Tony the Tiger.
There was no soundtrack album of the Johnny Mercer score issued in 1955, but Fred Astaire and Ray Anthony compensated with commercial discs. Mr. Astaire's 45 on RCA Victor found him singing a ballad version of the Oscar-nominated "Something's Gotta Give," along with the peppy "Sluefoot," which in the film served as a vocal for The Pied Pipers, backed by the Anthony band. Fred's next recording of "Something's Gotta Give," taken at a brisker tempo, turned up on an LP called "Fred Astaire Today," released by Kapp in 1959. Returning to 1955, Ray Anthony and His Orchestra had in the marketplace a Capitol revamp of four songs from the picture: "Sluefoot," "Something's Gotta Give," "Dream" and "Thunderbird" (the last cut an instrumental composed by Mr. Anthony and George Williams).
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