The Lady is Willing
DIRECTOR: MITCHELL LEISEN
CAST: MARLENE DIETRICH, FRED MACMURRAY, ALINE MACMAHON, STANLEY RIDGES
Leisen, considered a comic talent on-par with Lubitsch during the screwball era, lends characteristic sparkle to this mid-career attempt at reconfiguring Dietrich’s very 1930s star persona to fit the needs of the 1940s women’s picture; here she plays a glamor-gal diva whose life changes when she discovers a baby on Eighth Avenue and decides to adopt, passing through melodramatic coincidences and a vale of tears before falling into the arms of Fred MacMurray.
The Lady is Willing is part of the series Marlene