Take a Letter, Darling

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Take a Letter, Darling
Take a Letter, Darling (film poster).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Produced by Fred Kohlmar
Mitchell Leisen
Written by George Beck
Claude Binyon
Starring Rosalind Russell
Music by Victor Young
Cinematography John J. Mescall
Edited by Doane Harrison
Thomas Scott
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • May 6, 1942 (1942-05-06)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Take a Letter, Darling is a 1942 American romantic comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen. It was nominated for three Academy Awards; Best Cinematography, Best Score and Best Art Direction (Hans Dreier, Roland Anderson, Samuel M. Comer).[1]


A struggling painter Fred MacMurray takes a job as private secretary to a tough female advertising executive Rosalind Russell. While working together to win the account of a tobacco company, they end up falling in love.[2]


Radio adaptation[edit]

Take a Letter, Darling was presented on Screen Directors Playhouse February 1, 1951. The adaptation starred Russell and MacMurray in their roles from the film.[3]


  1. ^ "Take a Letter, Darling". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Take a Letter, Darling (1942) - Articles - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. 
  3. ^ "Radio's Golden Age". Nostalgia Digest 40 (1): 40–41. Winter 2014. 

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