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I don't think she was. A complete lack of chemistry between the players. You never for a moment believe that Marlene Dietrich is in love with David James - the baby. Or with Fred MacMurray.
The Lady Is Willing (1942)
- Mr. Blandings
Bit of a hit-and-miss comedy, really. Never would have thought Marlene Dietrich could have pulled off such a natural, unaffected performance as this. Fred MacMurray is pretty good, too, but it is the baby that steals the show.
Lighten up and have some fun!!
Marlene is great as the ditzy actress who wants to keep the baby she finds and brings home. Fred is his usual charming and handsome as the doctor she ropes in to be the daddy. I read the NYTimes review who must have had a grudge for the German born Marlene. Some people need to relax and let themselves have some fun. If it were a perfect world there would be no movies and we would have all died of boredom long ago.
Fabulous Real Gems!!!!
Worth a good-look just for the fabulous Hollywood Regency sets: the apartment is totally glam and chic. The costumes/millinery also chic beyond words, with jewelry (all real gems! ) by Hollywood genius Paul Flato. Dietrich is a hoot as a mother and McMurray plays his trademark stuffed shirt to the hilt. Should be on DVD if for nothing else than an archival reference for true Holywood glamour!!
This is a fun movie, kind of corny and totally not what I expected, but I enjoyed it. I have to say, this is the most beatiful I have ever seen Marlene D. She is really stunning. Fred MacMurray looks at his best too.