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Young at Heart (1954) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by Gordon Douglas and produced by Henry Blanke.

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Young at Heart (Gordon Douglas, 1954)

By Judy on Dec 1, 2013 From Movie Classics

It must be a daunting prospect to step into a role which another actor has already made his own. But Frank Sinatra did it at least twice, in musical remakes of much-loved movies. In High Society he took on the role which had won James Stewart an Oscar in The Philadelphia Story, and a couple of years... Read full article


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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.


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.


Barney Sloan: What good's a hit song?
Laurie Tuttle: Here we go again.
Barney Sloan: Eh, your picture in life, and maybe get a new suit; a lot of hullabaloo. And one day I'm walkin' down the street and around the corner comes a bolt of lightning. POW! D-E-D. Dead.


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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.
The film was untitled until Frank Sinatra's "Young at Heart" became a smash hit and was tagged onto the opening credits.
This was the last film Doris Day made as an exclusive contract player at Warner Brothers. It was co-produced by Warner Brothers and Arwin Productions, the company formed by Day and her manager/husband Martin Melcher. This was the first film for Arwin Productions.
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