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Young At Heart

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Product Details

  • Language: English (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FIHJ8I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,320 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Coleen on November 14, 2002
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you are expecting a DVD that is a big improvement on the video, this will disappoint. But if you absolutely love the film, the DVD is still worth getting. Now, the film itself shows what a terrific chemistry Doris Day and Frank Sinatra had together, and makes one wish they had done more films together, and certainly sang more duets. Doris is superb and Frank deserved an Oscar for his portayal of Barney Sloane, as hip and deep a job of acting as anything James Dean ever did and Dean had made his first film this same year (1954). Sinatra was (and is) so underrated as an actor in the 1950's. Someone put it well, there is no Frank Sinatra in this film, only Barney Sloane.
This movie leaves you wanting more MORE of Day and Sinatra together - that is my only criticism of it! A wonderful film.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By matty on February 14, 2002
Format: DVD
This is an outstanding movie for many reasons. For cinema fans only familiar with the "rat pack", this Frankie may be an eye opener. YOUNG AT HEART (1954) is a showcase for Frank Sinatra's excellent acting. He is intense, focused & nuanced, becoming one with "Barney Sloan," a gifted musician suffering through multiple "bad breaks" since birth & sorely lacking confidence.
Doris Day also brings much to this classic with a very moving performance. She is warm, lovely & upbeat as the woman of Sinatra's dreams, & so expressive in her eyes! The chemistry between these two actors grows with their characters' relationship; they share a number of memorable scenes together. They are surrounded by a very good supporting cast, especially Gig Young & Ethel Barrymore.
This is a romantic drama with superb singing. Doris & Frank's duet together is "You, My Love", which is a personal favorite. Ms. Day delivers several 50's pop songs beautifully. Frank makes his impact here as the saloon singer, with brilliant, moving renditions of "Someone to Watch Over Me," "One for My Baby," & "Just One of Those Things."
Initially, this film is light-hearted & glossy - until Barney Sloan arrives. There are multiple issues that his character brings to the surface such as: "destiny" & the strength of the human will, the pain of loneliness, the power of hope, life-changing experiences, & recognizing "love".
It's worth noting that the forty-eight year old YOUNG AT HEART was actually a re-make of a 1938 mega-hit "Four Daughters", & carries over some of its plot contrivances. . Don't let this bog you down. This little gem rises above it.
In my opinion, the DVD is a visual improvement over the fuzzy video.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Yendor on August 6, 2003
Format: DVD
YOUNG AT HEART is a decent melodrama intersped with a couple of musical numbers featuring the musical talents of Doris Day and Frank Sinatra. Doris Day's numbers are light and upbeat and Frank Sinatra plays meloncholy blues (as a 'piano man' at bar dives, i.e "One For my Baby-One More for the Road"). The only time they actually sing together is a duet near the end of the picture but its worth the wait because its a great song and a great performance. However, the dramatic scenes they share are just as good as Day and Sinatra have good onscreen chemistry. Its a shame they only made this one film together because they were good friends professionally off screen as well. Day/Laurie Tuttle is one of three musical prodigy daughters to Gregory Tuttle (Robert Keith -Lt. Brannigan in GUYS AND DOLLS). A songwiter, Alex Burke (Gig Young-THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?)charms his way into the family home becoming a border to get inspiration to writing a musical. He becomes the object of affection to the three daughters, but is smitten with Laura immediately. However, when he brings in a piano player, Barney Sloan (Sinatra) to help out, Laura falls for his low self-esteemed but talented musician personality. Sinatra gives a very low-key understated performance as the angry (thinks-he-has-no-talent) piano player and Day is as good as always. The rest of the film is a little predictable, but entertaining and engrossing nontheless as love triangle(s) and misunderstandings arise as part of the drama. Gig Young's character and performance as the charming good guy and lovable songwriter is a bright spot in the film but it is slightly overshadowed by magnitude and presence of the two lead performers.Read more ›
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By John M. on January 20, 2002
Format: DVD
This excellent musical drama features some very good music (a few fine original songs for Doris Day and some classics from the Sinatra repertoire for Frank Sinatra to sing) and uniformly wonderful performances by the entire cast, which includes Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Dorothy Malone, Elisabeth Fraser & Alan Hale, Jr. Most of the previous reviews have focused on the film in general, so I will focus on the DVD.
While having this film on DVD is welcome, this edition is very poorly done. It is mastered from a print full of scratches, glitches, jumps and those annoying circles in the upper right hand corner that signal a reel change. The color is somewhat washed out, but not too bad. The sound is listed as Dolby Surround 2.0 Stereo and sounds pretty good, but too bassy and muffled in some parts, other parts sounding fine.
Considering that Republic Pictures also put out the 40th Anniversary VHS edition of this film in 1994, which was digitally mastered from the original negative, and looked great, I see no reason why the DVD shouldn't look at least as good. This was the biggest DVD disappointment I've had in terms of mastering quality in quite sometime. This film deserves better.
Film - 4 Stars / DVD - 2 Stars
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