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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: 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.


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.


Laurie Tuttle: When you consider that you get older every single day when you wake up, it can tempt one to rush into decisions a little!


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While making this film, Frank Sinatra took an almost immediate dislike to Doris Day's husband, Martin Melcher, thought that Melcher was "using" her to get ahead in the movie business and tried to convince Day of that fact. When Day refused to listen to Sinatra's advice, he had Melcher banned from the set. After Melcher's death in 1968, it was discovered that he had squandered all the money Day had earned during her 20-year film career.
This film is a remake of Four Daughters in which the character played by John Garfield dies. Frank Sinatra plays the character in this film, but Sinatra refused to accept the role unless the film was rewritten so that the character lives. Doris Day wrote that Sinatra put it on a take-me-or-leave-me basis. After many hectic conferences, the producers caved in and changed the ending to satisfy Sinatra.
This may be the only Hollywood musical that bears no music credits. Musical director Ray Heindorf had his name removed because of a new ruling that the term "musical director" was to be replaced with the credit "Music supervised and conducted by..."
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