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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Barney Sloan: It's homes like these that are the backbone of the nation. Where's the spinning wheel?
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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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 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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