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Young at Heart (1954)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  December 1954 (USA)
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The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.

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When Alex enters the lives of the musical Tuttle family, each of the three daughters falls for him. He is charming, good looking and personable. Laurie and Alex seem made for each other and become engaged. When Barney comes into the picture to help Alex with some musical arrangements matters become complicated. He is seen as a challenge by Laurie, who can't believe anyone could be as cynical, and she is more than a match for his gloomy outlook on life. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Man soll nicht mit der Liebe spielen  »

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This was the last film Doris Day made as an exclusive contract player at Warner Brothers. It was co-produced by Warner Brothers and Arwin Productions, the company formed by Day and her manager/husband Martin Melcher. This was the first film for Arwin Productions. See more »

Goofs

When Day and Sinatra are icing the gingerbread men/persons, they refill the icing gun, but the icing is added on top of the plunger. See more »

Quotes

Barney Sloan: It's a fine thing. Minute a fella's back is turned, you hang up curtains.
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Soundtracks

Till My Love Comes Back to Me
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(based on "On Wings of Song")
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Music adapted by Ray Heindorf
Sung by Doris Day
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Very sweet
14 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'd forgotten how much i loved this film until i watched it yesterday. I remember watching it a lot years ago but it isn't the sort of film that sticks out as being mind-blowing. Nevertheless it's still a really good one to watch when you don't want anything too heavy. There are some nice floaty songs, a few teary scenes and overall a nice mix of everything a good film needs, without anything harsh thrown in.

Frank Sinatra and Doris Day are totally believable throughout and compliment each other perfectly. The cast as a whole works very well, the characters are all complex and not over-the-top or dull. In short, it is a perfectly likable film.


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