Young at Heart Reviews
A remake of Four Daughters (1938) -- with one daughter thankfully removed without consequence here -- the downbeat plot hardly matches the bright kodachrome packaging.
Lorrie Tuttle (the always-sunny Doris Day) shuns the respectable Alex (Gig Young) for troubled songwriter Barney Sloan (a pall-stricken Frank Sinatra) to predictably dour results. Sinatra and Day sing well, and the title track is a keeper but the final outcomes are flawed.
That Lorrie marries the morose Barney is incongruous enough; but the fact he survives his suicide attempt for a fairy tale ending is completely against the run of play, and difficult to swallow for a film whose soundtrack will likely prove more durable than the proposition itself.