Obliging Young Lady

Obliging Young Lady is a 1942 American romantic comedy film directed by Richard Wallace and starring Joan Carroll, Edmond O'Brien, Ruth Warrick.[1][2][3]

Obliging Young Lady
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Wallace
Produced byHoward Benedict
Screenplay byFrank Ryan
Bert Granet
Story byArthur T. Horman
StarringJoan Carroll
Edmond O'Brien
Ruth Warrick
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyNicholas Musuraca
Edited byHenry Berman
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
30 January 1942
Running time
80 min.
CountryUnited States


On the instructions of their lawyer, the wealthy young daughter of divorcing parents (Joan Carroll) is removed to a mountain resort, complete with a decoy mother, to protect her from the publicity. The situation is immediately complicated by persistent reporters, a romantic interest for the fake mother, and a convention of birdwatchers.



The film lost $118,000 at the box office.[4]


  1. "Obliging Young Lady (1942)". Classic Film Guide. classicfilmguide.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. Obliging Young Lady (1942) at the TCM Movie Database
  3. Obliging Young Lady at AllMovie
  4. Richard B. Jewell, RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan Is Born, University of California 2012 p 252
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