Fridays Are For Frank: “The Tender Trap” (feat. Debbie Reynolds)
The Tender Trap is a 1955 comedy starring Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds.
The film earned an Academy Award nomination in the category of Best Original Song for “(Love Is) the Tender Trap” (music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn). The song proved a hit for Sinatra, who offers his critiques of Reynolds’ version in the film, suggesting she back off on the “surface schmaltz,” and “let it settle a little.”
Debbie Reynolds passed away earlier this week. She was 84.