The Young in Heart

Synopsis: The Carletons make a living as card sharps and finding new suckers to mooch off of. When their latest scam backfires, they are asked to leave Monte Carlo. At the train station, they meet a kind old woman named Miss Fortune. The elderly lady is very wealthy and very lonely. As a reward for saving her life after the train derails, Miss Fortune invites the Carletons to come live with her. The family hopes that by winning her affection, they can eventually be named sole beneficiaries in her will. But will a change of heart soften their mercenary feelings before that time comes?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
90 min

but unfortunately,

we have no money.

In fact,

thanks to your interference,

you find us completely destitute.

Mr. Jennings thought as much,

and asked me to present you

with these tickets to London,

with his compliments.

Colonel Anthony Carleton,

Bengal Lancers, at your service. L...

You haven't changed much

since those days, darling.

Is that so, really?

Only your hair's really getting gray

now, instead of being a wig.

But when you jumped up

just then,

you look just like

you used to in the second act

when you talked

to Lady Gretchley. Remember?

Ah, beautiful scene, that.


"And you, Lady Gretchley,

"rest assured that I,

Colonel Anthony Carleton,

"will so and so and so and so

"with my life

against these villainous natives

"until my

so and so and so and so

Bengal Lancers arrive!"

Colonel Anthony Carleton...

how we loved that name

when we first rehearsed the play

that night in Toronto.

We've sort of

taken the name for granted, now.

Do you remember how

they always cheered

at my speech at the end

of the second act?

"So and so and so and so,

forward march!"

A splendid play!

Well, it had its moments,

my dear, it had its moments.

He's very well-known as Algy

To the girls of Mandalay

He was a capital something Algy

So bold, so brave, so gay

He's la-la-la-la

favorite Algy

How he made the barmaids sigh

He was very well-known,

was Algy

A Piccadilly captain

with a little glass eye

Tell me just one thing, please...

what have you to sing about?

They're getting sentimental.

Come on. Let's get out of here.

The workings of the Sahib's mind

are a deep, dark mystery.

Yeah. Marmy's too.

$3 million tossed away,

and they sing!

And we nearly had it

right in our hands,

if the Sahib had been

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Paul Osborn

Paul Osborn (September 4, 1901 – May 12, 1988) was an American playwright and screenwriter. Osborn's notable original plays are The Vinegar Tree, Oliver Oliver, and Morning's at Seven and among his several successful adaptations, On Borrowed Time has proved particularly popular. Counted among his best-known screenplays would be the adaptation of John Steinbeck's East of Eden and Wild River for his friend Elia Kazan, South Pacific and Sayonara directed by Joshua Logan, as well as Madame Curie, The Yearling, and Portrait of Jennie. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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