THE LADY IS WILLING, released in 1942 by Columbia Pictures, directed by Mitchell Leisen, stars Fred MacMurray, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Lane, Sterling Holloway, and Neil Hamilton. A bold and eccentric Broadway performer comes home one day with a baby she picked up on the street. She wants to keep the baby but has to find a husband in order to adopt the child. Who better than her new obstetrician? She offers him help with his research on rabbits in exchange for marriage and he accepts.