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½ February 26, 2016
classified as a screwball comedy ok but a lessor one in the genre and not very funny
June 11, 2015
Celebrated actors in this charming morality play show that love is stronger than greed and work is more valuable than a free lunch. Don't miss this!
Super Reviewer
½ September 18, 2014
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.
February 18, 2014
Emotionally schizophrenic at first. but starts to grow. You become more invested in the characters. There's still an unevenness about it, despite the absorbing moral study. Hate to say it, but as much as I admired Miss Fortune, she was naive, to me. Don't know how realistic it is. Still, the good outweighs the bad, & makes it a story worth seeing. Sweet ride.
½ December 9, 2013
this movies has such smart lines, that written so well for its situations :)
½ September 14, 2012
Not the funniest comedy, but the character portrayal is engaging, and occasionally reveals truths that more ambitious productions ignore for the sake of 'splosions and pyrotechics. Boffo sound quality for the period. Two-Horns Up. 0)
Super Reviewer
October 5, 2010
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.
August 2, 2010
Warm & witty, with a wonderful cast.
½ April 25, 2009
Witty little comedy/morality tale from the 1930s. It's funny to see Billie Burke, with her "Glinda the Good Witch" voice, as a scam artist! Roland Young is a scream as the eccentric colonel. Ending is way melodramatic and overacted.
½ April 21, 2009
This is a fun and funny little flick from the late '30s. A family who refuses to work honest jobs befriends a little old lady on her death bed, hoping to inherit all her property when she dies. Cynical and fun, THE YOUNG IN HEART is sure to bring a smile.
½ October 8, 2008
An obscure comedy from the 30s with slight over-acting from half the cast and a soundtrack that beats you over the head with itself. With all its faults it still is funny and quite good in parts, particularly the relationship of the lovely Paulette Goddard (she is the reason I watched this film in the first place) and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (portraying a character that could have easily passed for Cary Elwes in The Princess Bride). The over-the-top feel-good epilogue ending was completely forced, but I wouldn't hold that against the film as a whole.
September 11, 2008
great cast good stuff
September 4, 2005
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