The Lady Is Willing (1942 film)

The Lady is Willing is a 1942 Columbia Pictures screwball comedy film starring Marlene Dietrich and Fred MacMurray, directed by Mitchell Leisen.[1]

The Lady is Willing
Film poster
Directed byMitchell Leisen
Produced byMitchell Leisen
Written byJames Edward Grant
Albert McCleery
James Edward Grant (Original Story)
StarringMarlene Dietrich
Fred MacMurray
Music byW. Franke Harling (Score)
Strange Thing (And I Find You) (song) by Jack King (music) and Gordon Clifford (lyrics)
CinematographyTed Tetzlaff
Edited byEda Warren
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 12, 1942 (1942-02-12)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States


Elizabeth Madden (Marlene Dietrich) longs for motherhood but has no husband. Her desire appears to be fulfilled when she finds an abandoned baby, but she doesn't have a clue on how to raise it. She finds divorced pediatrician, Dr. Corey McBain (Fred MacMurray), to help her with the child.[2]



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