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Young and Willing (1943)

 |  Comedy  |  5 February 1943 (USA)
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For those, if any, who have wondered why so many Paramount contractees appeared in United Artists' films during the war years, this is another one of the Paramount productions that was sold... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Norman Reese
George Bodell
Robert Benchley ...
Arthur Kenny
Kate Benson
Martha O'Driscoll ...
Dottie Coburn
Barbara Britton ...
Marge Benson Dennison
Mabel Paige ...
Mrs. Garnet
Florence MacMichael ...
Muriel Foster
Tony Dennison
Jay Fassett ...
J.T. Coburn
Paul Hurst ...
First Cop
Olin Howland ...
Second Cop (as Olin Howlin)


For those, if any, who have wondered why so many Paramount contractees appeared in United Artists' films during the war years, this is another one of the Paramount productions that was sold to United Artists in the early-40's when U.A. was having trouble meeting their exhibitor contracts because of lack of product, mainly due to their loss of production in England. A group of starving, but young and willing, actors band together to share finances and an apartment. Norman Reese (William Holden) orders no love nonsense between the boys and girls till they are set on broadway, but Marge Benson (Barbara Britton) and Tony Dennison (James Beown) are already secretly married. A friend drops in to see Dottie Coburn (Martha O'Driscoll) and is shocked to find the boys and girls sharing the same apartment and insists it is her duty to inform Dottie's father (Jay Fassett.) Since Dottie is the only one with any money, the boys hurriedly pack their belongings and leave until after Mr. Coburn's ... Written by Les Adams <>

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5 February 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Out of the Frying Pan  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Completed in 1941, copyrighted in 1942, and released in 1943. See more »

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Very good movie
12 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie but I fear that it is now, possibly, lost forever. If there is a print of this movie, I hope that it can be restored and put back out. I last saw it on Night Owl Theater, on TV, in the 1960's. You can see that I have remembered it for a very long time. I know that "Out of the Frying Pan" is still periodically revived, but I really want to see the 1943 movie. I understand that this movie is unavailable. I was unaware that William Holden and Susan Hayward were in it. I do recall Eddie Bracken. It would be great if this movie could be put on the list for restoration. There are few other movies that would be more suitable for restoration

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