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Young At Heart (1955)



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Musical remake of the classic Four Daughters holds up well thanks to smart dialogue and fine acting from all. Frank Sinatra's character is the most intriguing, a tough, down-and-out composer who's resigned himself as a victim of the fates. Doris Day was made for the lead role, and her chemistry with Sinatra is simply delightful. The powerful presence of Ethel Barrymore, as Aunt Jessie, is also noteworthy, and she exhibits here the same admirable strength of character that made her the grand dame of cinema that she was.

The drama is compelling and occasionally tense, and although only Sinatra's title song is great, the songs are all pleasant and diverting.

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