The Lady Is Willing

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Liza Madden (Marlene Dietrich) is a single and independent Broadway star who, when she discovers an abandoned baby, is suddenly stricken with motherly instinct. She needs to be married in order to adopt, so when she takes the baby to pediatrician Dr. McBain (Fred MacMurray), she proposes a marriage of convenience. McBain agrees, under the proviso of receiving money from her for his research. They go ahead with the phony marriage -- only to find they share a genuine attraction.

Cast

Marlene Dietrich
as Elizabeth Madden
Fred MacMurray
as Dr. Corey McBain
Stanley Ridges
as Kenneth Hanline
Arline Judge
as Frances
David James
as Baby Corey
Ruth Ford
as Myrtle
Sterling Holloway
as Arthur Miggle
Harvey Stephens
as Dr. Golding
Harry Shannon
as Detective Sergeant Barnes
Elisabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Cummings
Elizabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Cummings
Charles Lane
as K.K. Miller
Murray Alper
as Joe Quig
Kitty Kelly
as Nellie Quig
Chester Clute
as Income Tax Man
Robert Emmett Keane
as Hotel Manager
Eugene Borden
as Wine Steward
Judith Linden
as Airline Stewardess
Helen Ainsworth
as Interior Decorator
Lou Fulton
as Mop Man
William Newell
as Counter Man
Charles Halton
as Dr. Jones
Edward McWade
as Boston Doorman
Paul Oman
as Violinist
Pedro de Cordoba
as Detective Sergeant Barnes
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Critic Reviews for The Lady Is Willing

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Audience Reviews for The Lady Is Willing

  • Aug 09, 2013
    Engaging comedy with Fred and Marlene well matched and looking glamorous. As is usual Marlene is gowned in one eye popping creation after another. The picture takes an unnecessary detour into melodrama towards the end but snaps out of it for the proper ending. A cute and frothy film with Aline MacMahon contributing a fun performance as Marlene's right hand woman.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2009
    Marlene Dietrich is the 'ditsy' actress who swipes (kidnaps) an abandoned infant only to discover that she can't keep the baby unless she's married. In walks a handsome pediatrician [Fred MacMurray] and soon a plan is conceived that involves a marriage of convenience and a few hundred white rabbits.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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