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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.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Lenore J. Coffee (screenplay) (as Lenore Coffee) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Laurie Tuttle
Frank Sinatra ... Barney Sloan
Gig Young ... Alex Burke
Ethel Barrymore ... Aunt Jessie Tuttle
Dorothy Malone ... Fran Tuttle
Robert Keith ... Gregory Tuttle
Elisabeth Fraser ... Amy Tuttle
Alan Hale Jr. ... Bob Neary
Lonny Chapman ... Ernie Nichols
Frank Ferguson ... Bartell
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

All wrapped up in each other and singing their hearts out for you! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ironically, despite their considerable on-screen chemistry in their acting scenes, Doris Day and Frank Sinatra do not share any vocal duets until the final sixteen bars of "You, My Love" at the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Laurie asks Barney why he doesn't have any plants in his window box, he says because they use up all the oxygen. People commonly conceive that plants actually use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, and this has therefore commonly been regarded as a goof. However whilst a plant is a net producer of oxygen, it does this mostly during the day, whilst it is photosynthesizing, at night time plants do indeed use more oxygen than they produce and this can affect sleep. Barney's explanation is therefore quite sophisticated and indicates a focus on the night time. See more »

Quotes

Alex Burke: How about the big build up you were gonna give me?
Gregory Tuttle: I changed my mind.
Alex Burke: Oh, aren't you gonna mention my talent? We talked about it all the way home, remember?
Gregory Tuttle: All they have to do is look at you to know you have no talent.
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Connections

Featured in IMDb Originals: Doris Day: In Memoriam (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics Johnny Mercer
Sung by Frank Sinatra
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EXCELLENT
19 October 1998 | by Jules-43See all my reviews

Young at Heart is an excellent film. Frank Sinatra is a wonderful talent. Such a loss to lose such a great actor. I ordered the video. One of the best scenes is the kiss in the kitchen. His character is a wonderful one that makes one want to take care of him. I think he deserved an Oscar.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man soll nicht mit der Liebe spielen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Arwin Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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