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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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Another award-winning sensation-role for the new Sinatra - bringing love in his own special way to Doris Day in the most heart-singing story ever presented by WARNER BROS. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

Ethel Barrymore was very old and feeble during the filming and spent most of her time between takes in a wheelchair. She was not crippled but was getting frail and had to conserve her energy for her onscreen performance. Frank Sinatra threw a surprise birthday party for her on the set, a gesture that clearly moved and touched her. 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: Sometimes when you're on the outside looking in you see some things other people can't.
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Referenced in The Long Day Closes (1992) 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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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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