Young at Heart (1954) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by Gordon Douglas and produced by Henry Blanke.
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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Laurie Tuttle: All I know is there's a straight jacket waiting on you with your number.
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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Doris Day wrote that this film started with Charles Lang as Director of Photography. Frank Sinatra did not like to rehearse and was accustomed to doing scenes in one take, and he complained that the meticulous Lang was taking far too long to set up camera shots and wanted to do repeated takes. Sinatra walked off the film and threatened to quit unless Lang was fired. Lang was replaced by Ted D. McCord.
There was no soundtrack album because Doris Day and Frank Sinatra were under contract to different record labels in 1954. Columbia issued a 10-inch LP featuring six new recordings by Miss Day and reissues of two Sinatra cuts from the previous decade: "Someone to Watch Over Me" (music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin), recorded in 1945, and "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Johnny Mercer), recorded in 1947. The Columbia compilation found its way to number 15 on the "Billboard" pop albums chart. On a Capitol 45 extended-play release, Mr. Sinatra sang renditions of four songs from this movie. Mr. Sinatra's single of the title tune (music by Johnny Richards, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh) already had been a second-place finisher in "Billboard" by the time of the picture's opening, and this Sinatra trademark song became a million seller.
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