The Lady Is Willing (1934 film)

The Lady Is Willing is a 1934 British film directed by Gilbert Miller, based on a comedy by French playwright Louis Verneuil. The cast includes Leslie Howard, Cedric Hardwicke, and Binnie Barnes.

The Lady Is Willing
Directed byGilbert Miller
Produced byJoseph Friedman
Written byGuy Bolton
Louis Verneuil (play)
StarringLeslie Howard
Cedric Hardwicke
Binnie Barnes
Nigel Playfair
Nigel Bruce
Claud Allister
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Edited byOtto Ludwig
Distributed byColumbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • 1934 (1934)
Running time
66-76 minutes (depending on country)
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was unsuccessful, though it received some positive feedbacks;  Mordaunt Hall wrote on the New York Times: “it is a farce of the Parisian variety which possesses something of the effervescent quality René Clair gives to his pictures. Although the action is stilted here and there, obviously occasionally because of censorial deletions, the film has the compensating virtues of excellent acting, scintillating lines and original, but decidedly mad, escapades”.[1]


Set in France, private detective Albert Latour is employed by three men who aim to take revenge on the man responsible for a failed investment. Realising that the man's wife is wealthy, Latour kidnaps her in order to hold a ransom. The matter gets complicated when he finds himself falling in love with her.[2]



  1. "The Lady is Willing (1934)". Inafferrabile Leslie Howard. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  2. The Lady Is Willing at Allmovie

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