6.8/101 Votes Alchetron
Directed by Wesley Ruggles
Cinematography Leon Shamroy
Director Wesley Ruggles
Produced by Douglas MacLean
Initial release 1935
Production company Paramount Pictures
|Screenplay by Herbert Fields
Starring Sylvia Sidney Herbert Marshall Phillip Reed Holmes Herbert Catherine Doucet Astrid Allwyn
Music by Friedrich Hollaender Tom Satterfield
Music director Friedrich Hollaender, Tom Satterfield
Written by Herbert Fields, Claude Binyon
Cast Sylvia Sidney, Herbert Marshall, Astrid Allwyn, Phillip Reed, Holmes Herbert
Similar Playwright movies, Romance movies, Comedies
Accent on Youth is a 1935 American comedy film directed by Wesley Ruggles and written by Herbert Fields and Claude Binyon. The film stars Sylvia Sidney, Herbert Marshall, Phillip Reed, Holmes Herbert, Catherine Doucet and Astrid Allwyn. The film was released on August 23, 1935, by Paramount Pictures.
Andre Sennwald of The New York Times said, "Samson Raphaelson's pleasant little stage comedy of middle-aged love spends a good deal of its time being a garrulous bore in its motion picture version at the Paramount Theatre. Never notable for any startling excesses of invention, it slows down to a succession of dialogues as it reaches the screen, and is content to be a faithful photographic study of its original. It is still a mild delight, though, to contemplate the fresh and amusing point of view which is the basis of Accent on Youth. Mr. Raphaelson has written a comedy which might serve as a sort of amorous supplement to Walter Pitkin's hymn of encouragement to the middle-aged. He performs a definite service for the emotional bankrupt, even if he does not call it "Love Begins at Fifty."
Writing for The Spectator in 1935, Graham Greene described the film as a "dreary comedy", and characterized the acting of Marshall as the "usual canine performance of dumb suffering". Greene noted that there was one good scene toward the end of the film, but advised readers not to wait for it.