~Daddy Long Legs~
1919
Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Written by:
Jean Webster ... story
Agnes Christine Johnston ...  adapted by

Based on the novel Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster (New York, 1912)
and her play of the same name (New York, 28 Sep 1914).
~Cast~

Mary Pickford ... Judy Abbott
Milla Davenport ... Mrs. Lippett
Percy Haswell ... Miss Pritchard (as Miss Percy Haswell)
Fay Lemport ... Angelina
Mahlon Hamilton ... Jarvis Pendleton
Lillian Langdon ... Mrs. Pendleton
Betty Bouton ... Julia Pendleton
Audrey Chapman ... Sallie Mc Bride
Marshall Neilan ... Jimmie Mc Bride (as Marshall A. Neilan)
Carrie Clark Ward ... Mrs. Semple (as Carrie Clark Warde)
Wesley Barry ... Orphan Boy (uncredited)
True Boardman ... Orphan Boy (uncredited)
Jeanne Carpenter ... (uncredited)
Estelle Evans ... (uncredited)
Fred Huntley ... (uncredited)
Frankie Lee ... (uncredited)
Joan Marsh ... (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Mary Pickford Company

Distribution Company: First National Exhibitors' Circuit (1919)

Produced by: Mary Pickford
Cinematography by: Charles Rosher & Henry Cronjager
Editing by: Edward M. McDermott
Assistant Director: Alfred E. Green
Art Titles: Ferdinand P. Earle
Adaptation Assistant:
Mary Pickford

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 89 Minutes
Released: May 11, 1919
~Plot Synopsis~
This first of several cinematic adaptations of the Jean Webster play Daddy Long Legs stars
"America's Sweetheart," Mary Pickford. The oldest and cutest of a group of orphans, Pickford is
provided with funds for her education and well-being by a mysterious benefactor, whom she knows
only as "Daddy Long Legs" because of the spider-like shadow he casts on the orphanage steps. Upon
reaching a marriageable age, Pickford falls in love with handsome Mahlon Hamilton, never dreaming
that he and Daddy Long Legs are one in the same. When he proposes marriage, she properly
announces that she'll need her guardian's consent, and thus the stage is set for the film's conclusion.
Like several of Mary Pickford's best silent films, Daddy Long Legs was remade in the talkie era by
Shirley Temple (as 1935's Curly Top).

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com