Classic Movie In The park: “Young At Heart”
Palestine- Catch a classic movie in the park this weekend at Reagan Park in Palestine! Do something different this weekend. Grab a date or take the love of your life to see “Young At Heart” this Saturday.
“Young at Heart” is a 1954 film and a remake of the 1938 film “Four Daughter,” starring Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Alan Hale, Jr., and Dorothy Malone. When song-writer Alex Burke (Gig Young) enters the lives of the musical Tuttle family, each of the three daughters falls for him. His personality is a match for Laurie Tuttle (Doris Day), both she and Alex seemingly made for each other. Soon they are engaged, although, when a friend of Alex’s, Barney Sloan (Frank Sinatra) comes to the Tuttle home to help with some musical arrangements, complications arise. His bleak outlook on life couldn’t be any more contradictory to that of Laurie’s and Alex’s, and although the family welcomes Barney into their lives, a feeling of genuine self-worth escapes him, even after both he and Laurie fall in love and marry. Barney, with a black cloud perpetually hanging over his head, decides one evening to kill himself by driving on a snowy night into traffic with his headlamps turned off. Barney lives, and with a new found affirmation of life, finally writes the song he had been working on, finding his self-esteem in the arms of Laurie.
“Young At Heart” will start at dusk Saturday, September 3, in Reagan Park. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and a date to enjoy this timeless classic!