History Literature / DaddyLongLegs

19th Apr '16 1:45:20 PM Willbyr
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The book has received several [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptations]]. It was made in 1919 with Creator/MaryPickford and in 1931 with Janet Gaynor, and looser adaptations in 1935 with Creator/ShirleyTemple (that one titled ''Curly Top'') and in 1955 with Creator/FredAstaire. The 1955 version was modified to the point where it almost qualifies for InNameOnly (among other things, Judy's name is changed to Julie, possibly because the character is now French). It was adapted into an installment of WorldMasterpieceTheater, ''Anime/MyDaddyLongLegs (Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan)'', in 1990. There's also a two person musical adaptation of it that's been going since 2009.

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The book has received several [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptations]]. It was made in 1919 with Creator/MaryPickford and in 1931 with Janet Gaynor, and looser adaptations in 1935 with Creator/ShirleyTemple (that one titled ''Curly Top'') and in 1955 with Creator/FredAstaire. The 1955 version was modified to the point where it almost qualifies for InNameOnly (among other things, Judy's name is changed to Julie, possibly because the character is now French). It was adapted into an installment of WorldMasterpieceTheater, Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater, ''Anime/MyDaddyLongLegs (Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan)'', in 1990. There's also a two person musical adaptation of it that's been going since 2009.






* AnimatedAdaptation: In 1990, as a part of the WorldMasterpieceTheater. It had none other than Creator/MitsukoHorie as Judy.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: In 1990, as a part of the WorldMasterpieceTheater.Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater. It had none other than Creator/MitsukoHorie as Judy.
11th Apr '16 5:27:59 AM AutumnLeaves
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* DisproportionateRetribution: A girl named Hattie is adopted by a rich family... and then unadopted and sent back to the orphanage under accusations of thievery. Her sin? She took a silver tea cup and kept it for herself, naively thinking it was a toy. Sallie tells this to Judy in a letter and remarks on how unfair it is for a little girl.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: A girl named Hattie is adopted by a rich family... and then unadopted and sent back to the orphanage under accusations of thievery. Her sin? She took a silver tea Communion cup from a church and kept it for herself, naively thinking it was a toy. Sallie tells this to Judy in a letter and remarks on how unfair it is for a little girl.
25th Feb '16 4:05:26 PM Ciara25
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* RewatchBonus: If you haven't figured out before the end that [[spoiler: 'Daddy' is actually Jervis, reading the book again means you can spot all the points where he's clearly intensely jealous of Jimmie McBride and working to keep Judy away from him.]]
26th Jul '15 6:52:15 PM nombretomado
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* AnimatedAdaptation: In 1990, as a part of the WorldMasterpieceTheater. It had none other than MitsukoHorie as Judy.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: In 1990, as a part of the WorldMasterpieceTheater. It had none other than MitsukoHorie Creator/MitsukoHorie as Judy.
17th Apr '15 8:17:04 AM jayoungr
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The book has received several [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptations]]. It was made in 1919 with Creator/MaryPickford and in 1931 with Janet Gaynor, and looser adaptations in 1935 with Creator/ShirleyTemple (that one titled ''Curly Top'') and in 1955 with Creator/FredAstaire. The 1955 version was modified to the point where it almost qualifies for InNameOnly (among other things, Judy's name is inexplicably changed to Julie). It was adapted into an installment of WorldMasterpieceTheater, ''Anime/MyDaddyLongLegs (Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan)'', in 1990. There's also a two person musical adaptation of it that's been going since 2009.

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The book has received several [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptations]]. It was made in 1919 with Creator/MaryPickford and in 1931 with Janet Gaynor, and looser adaptations in 1935 with Creator/ShirleyTemple (that one titled ''Curly Top'') and in 1955 with Creator/FredAstaire. The 1955 version was modified to the point where it almost qualifies for InNameOnly (among other things, Judy's name is inexplicably changed to Julie).Julie, possibly because the character is now French). It was adapted into an installment of WorldMasterpieceTheater, ''Anime/MyDaddyLongLegs (Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan)'', in 1990. There's also a two person musical adaptation of it that's been going since 2009.



* ExecutiveMeddling: Sallie suffers this from one of the John Grier Home trustees, "Hon. Cy," as she calls him. She learns to distract him by getting his opinion on things that don't matter, and he does prove very useful to her in his own way.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Sallie suffers this in-universe from one of the John Grier Home trustees, "Hon. Cy," as she calls him. She learns to distract him by getting his opinion on things that don't matter, and he does prove very useful to her in his own way.
16th Jan '15 10:31:36 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ItWasAGift: As the first letter of the sequel clarifies, Judy was basically given the John Grier Home as a Christmas present [[spoiler:by her husband Jervis, who is now the chief trustee]].
1st Dec '14 8:01:10 AM JoieDeCombat
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Jervis Pendleton
* TheCasanova: Jervis again

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Jervis Pendleton
Pendleton.
* TheCasanova: Jervis againagain.



* GreenEyedMonster: Judy doesn't understand why Daddy is set against her spending one of her school holidays with the [=McBride=] family. [[spoiler:Later, when the reader knows that "Daddy" is really Jervis Pendleton, his motives become clear -- he was in love with Judy and jealous of her relationship with Jimmie [=McBride=].]]
1st Dec '14 7:50:00 AM JoieDeCombat
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* IllGirl: Judy falls quite ill during her first year of school, prompting "Daddy" to send her pink roses.
** IllBoy: Daddy [[spoiler:a.k.a. Jervis]] almost catches his death of pneumonia toward the end of the story.
1st Dec '14 7:45:59 AM RainFairy
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* DisproportinateRetribution: A girl named Hattie is adopted by a rich family... and then unadopted and sent back to the orphanage under accusations of thievery. Her sin? She ''dared'' take a silver tea cup and keep it for herself, naively thinking it was a toy. Sallie tells this to Judy and remarks on how unfair it is for a little girl.

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* DisproportinateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution: A girl named Hattie is adopted by a rich family... and then unadopted and sent back to the orphanage under accusations of thievery. Her sin? She ''dared'' take took a silver tea cup and keep kept it for herself, naively thinking it was a toy. Sallie tells this to Judy in a letter and remarks on how unfair it is for a little girl.
1st Dec '14 7:36:44 AM RainFairy
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* DisproportinateRetribution: A girl named Hattie is adopted by a rich family... and then unadopted and sent back to the orphanage under accusations of thievery. Her sin? She ''dared'' take a silver tea cup and keep it for herself, naively thinking it was a toy. Sallie tells this to Judy and remarks on how unfair it is for a little girl.



* HappilyAdopted: A few of the orphans in the sequel, especially after [[spoiler:the fire]].
* [[spoiler: HasTwoMommies: Punch is adopted by two rich ladies.]]

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* HappilyAdopted: A few of the orphans in the sequel, especially after [[spoiler:the fire]].
fire]]. Of special note are [[spoiler: Allegra and her brothers, who are taken in by the rich man who at first only wanted to adopt Allegra and fought heatedly with Sallie since she didn't want to tear the siblings apart; after Allegra almost dies in the fire, he changes his mind and decides to take the three in.]]
* [[spoiler: HasTwoMommies: Punch is adopted by two rich ladies.]]]]



* HollywoodFire: In the sequel. [[spoiler:The orphanage goes up in smoke, but thanks to their previously-instituted policy of fire drills, all the kids make it out safely. Though Dr. Mc-Rae is severely injured while trying to save Allegra.]]

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* HollywoodFire: In the sequel. [[spoiler:The orphanage goes up in smoke, but thanks to their previously-instituted policy of fire drills, all the kids make it out safely. Though Dr. Mc-Rae is severely injured while trying to save Allegra.]]



* MysteriousPast: Dr. [=MacRae=] won't talk about his, but eventually Sallie learns from his housekeeper that [[spoiler:he has a wife and daughter. The wife is institutionalized for being insane, and the daughter, who shows tendencies of the same kind, lives with her grandmother and a devoted nurse.]]

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* MysteriousPast: Dr. [=MacRae=] won't talk about his, but eventually Sallie learns from his housekeeper that [[spoiler:he has a wife and daughter. The wife is institutionalized for being insane, mental problems; the doctor knew she was unstable but believed he'd be able to help her, and had to place her in the institute when not even all his care was enough; the daughter, who shows tendencies of the same kind, [[RaisedByGrandparents lives with her grandmother grandmother]] and a devoted nurse.]]
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