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Young at Heart (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Musical, Romance | December 1954 (USA)
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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At some point in their careers, four members of this cast won an Oscar for best supporting performance: Ethel Barrymore ("None But the Lonely Heart" 1944); Frank Sinatra ("From Here to Eternity" 1953); Dorothy Malone ("Written on the Wind" 1957); Gig Young ("They Shoot Horses Don't They?" 1969). See more »

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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 »

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Barney Sloan: You know what a glove man is? I'm a glove man. You shag flies in the hot sun all your life, but you never go to bat. Like right off, they said - no parents, make him an orphan - he'll be alright. Education? Grammer school's enough; send him off to work. So I cooperate, & then they come up with a nice big Depression.
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Version of Four Daughters (1938) See more »

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You, My Love
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Music Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Doris Day and Frank Sinatra
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Sinatra at his very best
12 April 2000 | by (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) – See all my reviews

This film features Sinatra relishing some great songs and some fine dialogue which suits him perfectly. The scene where he sings "Someone to Watch Over Me" at the cafe piano is quite unforgettable. This is a very re-watchable movie with a fine cast - Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Brian Keith etc.

The standard songs are joined by some new ones written for the production - and they too are a total delight. A fine example of 1950s Americana as seen by Hollywood.


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