Obliging Young Lady

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Obliging Young Lady
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Richard Wallace
Screenplay by Frank Ryan
Bert Granet
Story by Arthur T. Horman
Produced byHoward Benedict
Starring Joan Carroll
Edmond O'Brien
Ruth Warrick
Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca
Edited by Henry Berman
Music by Roy Webb
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • 30 January 1942 (1942-01-30)
Running time
80 min.
CountryUnited States

Obliging Young Lady is a 1942 American romantic comedy film directed by Richard Wallace and starring Joan Carroll, Edmond O'Brien, Ruth Warrick. [1] [2] [3]



On the instructions of their lawyer, the wealthy young daughter of divorcing parents is removed to a mountain resort, complete with a decoy mother, to protect her from the publicity. The situation is immediately complicated by persistent reporters, a romantic interest for the fake mother, and a convention of birdwatchers.



The film lost $118,000 at the box office. [4]

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  1. "Obliging Young Lady (1942)". Classic Film Guide. classicfilmguide.com. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. Obliging Young Lady (1942) at the TCM Movie Database
  3. Obliging Young Lady at AllMovie
  4. Richard B. Jewell, RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan Is Born , University of California 2012 p 252