A family of con artists accidentally work their best scam ever… on themselves… in this pleasantly fantastic romantic comedy. Starring Janet Gaynor (A Star is Born), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Gunga Din) and Paulette Goddard (Modern Times) – The Young in Heart is an irresistible tale that’s shot through with laughter. The Carleton family will do anything for money… except work. Taken in by a rich, lonely old lady, George-Anne Carleton (Gaynor), the savvy and cynical baby of the family, hatches the perfect plan: pretending to be decent hardworking people in the hopes that old lady will rewrite her will in their favor! But how long can you play a role before you actually become it? Richard Wallace (The Fallen Sparrow) directed this David O. Selznick (Since You Went Away) production, featuring a strong supporting cast that includes Roland Young (Topper), Billie Burke (The Wizard of Oz) and Richard Carlson (The Maze).
Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther’s deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We’re introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther’s religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church’s hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce.
Keach’s Luther is backed by a powerful supporting cast, including Kubrick stalwart Leonard Rossiter, and Dame Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Chocolat) as the nun Luther takes for his wife. In Luther, Martin Luther’s condemnation of the Catholic Church and incitement fo the Protestant reformation become the last desperate acts of a brilliant but deeply troubled man of conscience who has run out of options.