Daddy Long Legs

Synopsis: On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, 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.
Genre: Musical, Romance
Director(s): Jean Negulesco
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
126 min

- Mr. Pendleton, please.!

Mr. Bronson happens to be our expert

in tractors and farm machinery.

If he can't get us

out of here, no one can.

Thank you for that

vote of confidence.

All ready, Sergeant.

Now, everybody, get behind and push!

Push.! Push.!

Well, I think we finally

struck firm ground.

I think you've struck oil.

But you can have my share.

Uh, do you mind if I go

up the road a piece...

to see if I can find a farmhouse

or a telephone or something?

Good, I knew you wouldn't. Uh, Griggs, why don't

you break out that last bottle of brandy?

Everybody could use a drink.

Right, Mrs. Carrington?


I don't know what the president

could've been thinking of...

when he appointed that man

to this commission.


- Bonjour.

- Bonjour, monsieur.

Est-ce que vous avez

un tlphone?

Un tlphone?

All. All.

All, monsieur.

Est-ce qu'il y a

quelqu'un ici...

- le matre ou la matresse?

- Oui. La matresse.

- Entrez, monsieur.

- Merci.

- Attendez, monsieur, s'il vous plat.

- Merci.

Today we speak

only English.

But as a reward, you may have

whatever you want for lunch.

- Marie.

- Ice-cream soda.

One ice-cream soda. One.

- Paul.

- A "hamburgre."

- "Burger," Paul. "Burger."

- A hamburger with chocolate sauce.

- Paul.

- Please, Julie.

One hamburger with chocolate sauce

and three onions.


- Bubble gum.

- Bubble gum.!

Bubble gum!

Bubble gum.


Bonjour, madame. Uh,

je m'appelle Pendleton.

Oh, an American. How do you do,

Mr. Pendleton? I am Madame Savanne.

Well, that takes

the strain off my French.

Uh, I wonder,

have you a telephone?

A telephone? Oh, no, monsieur.

Why do you need one?

Well, I'm with a group

of people and, uh...

- our car skidded off the road into a ditch.

- No!

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Phoebe Ephron

Phoebe Ephron (née Wolkind; January 26, 1914 – October 13, 1971) was an American playwright and screenwriter, who often worked with Henry Ephron, her husband, whom she wed in 1934. Ephron was born in New York City to Louis and Kate (née Lautkin) Wolkind, a dress manufacturer.Ephron was active as a writer from the early 1940s through the early 1960s. Her four daughters – Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron, Hallie Ephron and Amy Ephron – all became writers, like their parents. Ephron was nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium , along with writing partners Richard L. Breen and husband Henry Ephron, for their work on Captain Newman, M.D. (1963). She died in 1971, aged 57, in her native New York City. more…

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