The Young in Heart

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In Brief: When The Young in Heart (1938) showed up on the list of January titles for the Hendersonville Film Society, I not only realized I hadn’t seen it, I’d never heard of it — something that seemed unlikely from that year and with that cast. So I was interested to see it and fill in the gap. What I found was a pleasant little romantic comedy with a cast that was a little too good for it — which might explain its relative obscurity. It just seems as if it ought to be better than it is, but it certainly isn’t bad. Looked at today, however, films like The Young in Heart take on a certain nostalgia. There’s a good-heartedness to them that we don’t see very often today — nor do we see this much A-list talent rescuing what is little more than a glorified B picture to solid entertainment. This excerpt was taken from a review by Ken Hanke originally published on Jan. 4, 2011.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Richard Wallace
Starring: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke, Paulette Goddard, Minnie Dupree
Rated: NR

The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Young in Heart on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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