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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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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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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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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Trivia

This was Frank Sinatra's first major release following his Academy Award-winning comeback in From Here to Eternity (1953). Along with a renewed confidence in his acting, Sinatra looks noticeably gaunt and grizzled in this film, following four years of cumulative professional and personal losses, including a tumultuous marriage to Ava Gardner. A quick comparison with Sinatra's appearance in On the Town (1949), made just five years earlier, shows the stark change in his appearance. 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: 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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Connections

Referenced in Hard Core Logo (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Rising Moon for Every Falling Star
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Doris Day
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Another excellent film by Gordon Douglas
25 February 2003 | by miltonb1See all my reviews

Once again Gordon Douglas deals with characters faced with moral dilemmas. In this case the three sisters and their infatuation with Gig Young, Doris Day's commitment to Frank Sinatra, and Sinatra's decision. From the opening scene of the neighborhood in which they live to the very end this movie is much more then it seems. Within the artificial look of the sets,there's no hiding the many themes that meander throughout this somewhat dark (musical?). For those who don't get it, take another look. These characters are far deeper then the picture perfect world they live in might make you believe.


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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 »

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Arwin Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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