Fun Size Review: Daddy Long Legs (1919)

Daddy Long Legs (1919) Mary Pickford, Marshall NeilanDaddy Long Legs (1919) Mary Pickford, Marshall Neilan

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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