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The Young in Heart

1938 1h 31m Comedy List
Reviews 78% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
A swank family of swindlers that includes father "Sahib," (Roland Young), wife Marmy, son Richard (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and daughter George-Anne (Janet Gaynor), fall upon hard times in France and return home to London destitute. The family befriends a wealthy spinster, Miss Ellen Fortune, and after they rescue her when their train crashes, she invites them to stay with her. Initially planning to prey on Miss Ellen, the family is swayed by her goodness and begins to change in shocking ways. Read More Read Less

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Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine The sentimental theme has been handled wittily and lightly, the cast is practically perfect, and the whole thing is so irresistibly pleasant that not even the toughest-minded movie goer can object to the old-fashioned happy ending. Jul 24, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A neglected feel-good social comedy. Rated: B- Aug 19, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Against type for Gaynor and really fun. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review Tom M Predictable yet heartwarming comedy.Young stands out in this all star cast. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/21 Full Review Audience Member Not as good as its modern counterparts. Skip it Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review ashley h The Young in Heart is a fantastic film. It is about a family of grifters who meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman after being thrown out of the Riviera. Janet Gaynor and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. give excellent performance. The screenplay is good but a little slow in places. Richard Wallace did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching motion picture because of the humor and drama. The Young in Heart is a must see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member classified as a screwball comedy ok but a lessor one in the genre and not very funny Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member 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! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A swank family of swindlers that includes father "Sahib," (Roland Young), wife Marmy, son Richard (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and daughter George-Anne (Janet Gaynor), fall upon hard times in France and return home to London destitute. The family befriends a wealthy spinster, Miss Ellen Fortune, and after they rescue her when their train crashes, she invites them to stay with her. Initially planning to prey on Miss Ellen, the family is swayed by her goodness and begins to change in shocking ways.
Director
Richard Wallace
Producer
David O. Selznick
Screenwriter
Paul Osborn
Production Co
Selznick International
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 10, 2018
Runtime
1h 31m