Young at Heart

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Fascinating attempt to bring together a number of disparate elements - whimsical comedy, songs, death - plus big city slum rat Sinatra and wholesome Day in the same frame. Sinatra's character has to pay a terrible price for daring to encroach on Andy Hardy-world, a reminder perhaps that the Fannie Hurst story ('Sister Act'), from which this derives, dates back to 1924, and that consequently there's a collision of eras going on here, as well as one of genres. As usual with Gordon Douglas movies, it's very mixed: Sinatra's rendition of the title song and 'One for My Baby' are certainly classics, even if the film itself scarcely qualifies as a musical.

Release details

Duration: 117 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gordon Douglas
Screenwriter: Julius J Epstein, Lenore J Coffee
Cast: Doris Day
Frank Sinatra
Robert Keith
Dorothy Malone
Ethel Barrymore
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