Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Young and Willing...

I'll have you know that I am the first person on Blogger to claim Young and Willing (1943) as one of my favorite movies. That's quite an accomplishment, yes? *smile*

Actually, I'm ever so surprised that such a cute movie isn't more well-known. Maybe I just have poor taste...but instead of admitting that, I rather like to think that someone just forgot to include it one day on that "Cute Movie" list and it has since vanished into oblivion.

Starring an extra-young looking Bill Holden (23)--so young in fact, that my sister didn't believe me when I pointed him out to her--Susan Hayward, Robert Benchley, Barbara Britton, Martha O'Driscoll, and Eddie Bracken--such a funny, likeable sort of man.

Young and Willing tells the story of a group of young, eager actors, all down on their luck, who band together to share living expenses until they can each find work. Only problem is, the father of the girl who rents the apartment doesn't know she's sharing it with five other people...if he finds out, "Dottie" will be snatched back home and all of their careers will be over before they have even had a chance to begin! When a friend of Dottie's from back home comes snooping around, eager to run home and tattle, they know they have to stop her at all costs.

What follows is a hilarious series of events, a bit wacky, but ever so loveable!


Mamselle Duroc said...

Gosh, and I thought I was the queen of obscure old movies! You're always pointing me in the direction of great ones. Thanks for the latest recommendation... I'll definitely be adding it to my list!


Eleree said...

Looks delightful!! I do wish Netflix had it.:( I'll have to keep my eye out!:)


Mandy said...

I have never seen this movie! I will definitely have to look out for it -- it looks great!!

Carla said...

Does indeed look like a cute film. I am inlove with old movies.

I often watch old hollywood movies and also wonder "Now why isnt this movie more popular?"
People dont know what their missing if they dont try watching more old films!