Young and Willing – William Holden DVD


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Francis Swann’s stage hit Out of the Frying Pan went before Paramount Pictures’ cameras in late 1941 as Young and Willing before finally being released by United Artists in 1943. Two members of the original Broadway cast reprised their roles for the silver screen adaptation (scripted by Virginia Van Upp): Mabel Paige, who plays dotty landlady Mrs. Garnet, and Flo MacMichael, who steals scene after scene as the little girl-sounding (though not as innocent as she seems) Muriel.

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A troupe of ambitious young actors—three men and three women—reside in the same apartment. But it’s all perfectly innocent, of course, as they’re hoping to get their big break by auditioning for eccentric producer Arthur Kenny (Robert Benchley) who lives in the apartment directly below.

Perpetually broke, the struggling performers’ accommodations are being paid for by the father of Dottie Coburn (Martha O’Driscoll); who is unaware of his daughter’s potentially scandalous and risqué living arrangement, however, he’s quickly brought up to speed by her visiting school chum Muriel Foster (Florence MacMichael).




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