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  • Daddy Long Legs is a Hollywood musical comedy film set in France, New York City, and the fictional college town of "Walston" in Massachusetts. The film was directed by Jean Negulesco, and stars Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Fred Clark, and Thelma Ritter, with music and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The screenplay was written by Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron, loosely based on the 1912 novel Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. In 1953, shortly after completing the M-G-M film musical The Band Wagon, Fred Astaire, along with many other stars at the studio, was released from his contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer due to the advent of television and the downsizing of film production. Astaire's association with the studio that had "more stars than there are in heaven", had begun back in 1933 when he made his film debut opposite Joan Crawford and Clark Gable in Dancing Lady. His next picture for the studio, Broadway Melody Of 1940, was made seven years later. He was then put under contract to M-G-M in 1944 and, despite a brief retirement period in 1946-47 plus two loanouts to Paramount Pictures, he remained there for nine years. Daddy Long Legs was Astaire's first and only movie musical at 20th Century-Fox. It was also the first and only time he co-starred with Leslie Caron. The film was one of Astaire's personal favorites, largely due to the script which, for once, directly addresses the complications inherent in a love affair between a young woman and a man thirty years her senior. However, the making of it was marred by his wife's death from lung cancer. Deeply traumatized, Astaire offered to pay the production expenses already incurred in order to quit the project, but then changed his mind. Wikipedia

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