“Young At Heart” Proves That Fairy Tales Can Come True

“Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you if you’re young at heart.”

Musicals are so beloved because they allow us to take a break from our reality and experience a world filled with song and dance. In 1954, Doris Day and Frank Sinatra teamed up for what has proven to be one of the most enduring musical films of all time, Young at Heart. With a soundtrack of standards that includes the title track alongside of such favorites as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Ready, Willing, and Able,” and “Just One of Those Things” (among others), the movie was a remake of 1934’s Four Daughters — a classic in its own right. Although the movie’s plot is a bit threadbare from a contemporary viewpoint — Sinatra stars as a musician who comes to a small town to work with composer Gig Young and winds up stealing fiancĂ©e Day from him — it is still a highly relatable and, above all, deeply human film.

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