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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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Man soll nicht mit der Liebe spielen  »

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Doris Day wrote that this film started with Charles Lang as Director of Photography. Frank Sinatra did not like to rehearse and was accustomed to doing scenes in one take, and he complained that the meticulous Lang was taking far too long to set up camera shots and wanted to do repeated takes. Sinatra walked off the film and threatened to quit unless Lang was fired. Lang was replaced by Ted D. McCord. See more »

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When Laurie asks Barney why he doesn't have any plants in his window box, he says because they use up all the oxygen. Of course, plants actually use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. See more »

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Barney Sloan: No flowers!
Laurie Tuttle: Why not?
Barney Sloan: Uh, they take up the oxygen.
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Remake of Always in My Heart (1942) See more »

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Someone to Watch Over Me
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Frank Sinatra
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Frank & Doris never ignite as a screen couple...
30 October 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Unconvincing musical drama, a remake of 1938's "Four Daughters", has bright, cheery Doris Day picking brooding Frank Sinatra for a suitor over bright and cheery Gig Young. She's hoping to cure Sinatra of his demons, of course, and isn't true love the best medicine after all? A corny, artificial outing, although one mounted with classy studio-style and featuring pleasant supporting characters and chipper family chit-chat. Still, Sinatra's dour mood and Young's attraction to Day (over one of her sisters, whose tender emotions are never quite dealt with) leaves one unsatisfied. It's certainly a well-scrubbed, family-oriented diversion, but the all melodrama the screenplay brings up seems wrong-headed, and sour Sinatra never fits in with this sunny family and he never clicks with Day. **1/2 from ****


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