Anyone who thinks that Mary Pickford’s child characters were sweet little dolls has clearly never seen a Mary Pickford film. Don’t let those golden curls fool you, Pickford’s characters were endearing brats.
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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 in this sweet little drama. She takes her character from 12 to 24 and is thoroughly believable. A few cutesy moments aside, this is an ideal silent film.
If it were a dessert it would be:
Blueberry Slump. Unpretentious, down-home and irresistible. Wow! I want some now!
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Mary Pickford plays an orphan who is awarded a scholarship to college by a mysterious benefactor, whom she nicknames her Daddy Long Legs. Mary grows, learns and graduates and all the time, she sends letters to Daddy Long Legs detailing her progress, fears and dreams. Now just who could her Daddy be?