Three Fun Things I Learned From the Audio Commentary to "Daddy Long Legs" (1955)
"Dream," by Johnny Mercer, was Fred Astaire's favorite song (for some reason). He demanded it appear in the movie. I don't quite get it either, but when Astaire did a TV show shortly thereafter, "Dream" was also his theme song.
Daddy Long Legs contains the only time when Fred Astaire's singing voice was dubbed. It's in a dream sequence where he's acting like a Texas millionaire, and the voice that dubs him belongs to ...are you ready for coolness?... Thurl "Tony the Tiger" Ravenscroft.
Labels: humor and whimsy