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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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All Young...all Heart... and all Wonderful ! See more »

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Man soll nicht mit der Liebe spielen  »

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Trivia

With the death of Dorothy Malone in January of 2018, Doris Day is now the sole surviving member of the cast. 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

Gregory Tuttle: [walking in on the girls calmly setting the table] Something's wrong here.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Buried Treasures - 1987 Edition (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready, Willing and Able
(uncredited)
Written by Floyd Huddleston, Al Rinker and Dick Gleason
Sung by Doris Day
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Sinatra at his very best
12 April 2000 | by 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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