|Directed by||George Bloomfield|
|Produced by||Edgar J. Scherick|
|Written by||Diana Gould (story)
|Music by||Michael Small
Harry Nilsson ("Waiting")
|Distributed by||Cinerama Releasing Corp.|
|January 2 1970|
Jenny is a 1970 film starring Marlo Thomas and Alan Alda, released by ABC Pictures. The film was rated "M" for "Mature Audiences." Singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson provided Jenny 's theme song, "Waiting".
Marlo Thomas plays the title role; a young small-town woman, who moves away to the city when she becomes pregnant through a one-night stand. She meets film director Delano (Alda), who has received a draft notice and does not want to be inducted into the Army. Jenny and Delano take a liking to each other. Learning that an acquaintance got out of having to serve by having a baby on the way, Delano offers to marry Jenny, claim paternity and support her baby, if she in turn will play along, and he can avoid being drafted.
The movie follows the months until Jenny's baby is born, and the ups and downs of their in-name-only marriage (including a visit back to her family and hometown, and his ongoing relationship with another woman), as Delano and Jenny await the outcome of his draft case.
Marlo Thomas as Jenny
- Alan Alda as Delano
- Marian Hailey as Kay
- Elizabeth Wilson as Mrs. Marsh
- Vincent Gardenia as Mr. Marsh
- Charlotte Rae as Bella Star
By 1973 the film had earned rentals of $2,010,000 in North America and $815,000 in other countries. After all costs were deducted, it recorded an overall loss of $1,170,000.
The film was nominated for the Golden Globe award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female (Marlo Thomas) in 1971.
- "ABC's 5 Years of Film Production Profits & Losses", Variety, 31 May 1973 p 3
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