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The Young in Heart (1938)





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This film concentrates on a family of confidence tricksters. Paterfamilias Roland Young poses as a veteran of the Bengal Lancers in order to insinuate himself into high society; his birdbrained wife Billie Burke willingly goes along with his schemes; and their work-resistant offspring scheme to marry into wealth.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Osborn, Charles Bennett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 19, 2004
United Artists


Janet Gaynor
as George-Anne Carleton
Douglas Fairbanks Jr...
as Richard Carleton
Paulette Goddard
as Leslie Saunders
Roland Young
as Col. Anthony 'Sahib'...
Billie Burke
as Marmy Carleton
Richard Carlson
as Duncan McCrea
Minnie Dupree
as Miss Ellen Fortune
Henry Stephenson
as Felix Amstruther
Eily Malyon
as Sarah, Servant
Tom Ricketts
as Andrew, Servant
Irvin S. Cobb
as Mr. Jennings
Margaret Early
as Adela Jennings
Lucile Watson
as Mrs. Jennings
Billy Bevan
as Kennel man
Lawrence Grant
as Mr. Hutchins
Walter Kingsford
as Prefect of Police
Lionel Pape
as Customer
Lya Lys
as Lucille
George Sorel
as Detective
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I'm thinking that O. Selznick must've thought Americans soft on the Brits as here is yet another production of his wherein Brits succeeding in America is a major plot point. A family of con artists set their greasy sights on one kindly but lonely old woman ... this cannot turn out well.
Or can it?
Given the transparency of the cookie-cut plot still all do okay in their assigned tasks. Fairbanks Jr., I realise for the first time, got along as sort of a second class Ronald Colman, and you can see him crudely working that here. Goddard and Burke, w/o much to work with, merely sorta glide along using their established stage personas, as does Stephenson, too (as entertaining as those personas are). All in all not a lot of work done. The story of the redemptive power of trust does the job all on its own.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This movie has good actors, good story, humor, and drama. It's really enjoyable, and you learn a lot about life too. This movie is sweet, and sorta predictable, but it doesn't over do it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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