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 date
  • May 6, 1942 (1942-05-06)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.8 million (US rentals)[1]

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).[2]


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.[3]


Radio adaptation[edit]

Date Program Star(s)
June 19, 1942 Philip Morris Playhouse Melvyn Douglas[4]
February 1, 1951 Screen Directors Playhouse Russell and MacMurray[5]


  1. ^ "101 Pix Gross in Millions" Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58
  2. ^ "Take a Letter, Darling". New York Times. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Take a Letter, Darling (1942) - Articles - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. 
  4. ^ "Johnny Presents". Harrisburg Telegraph. June 19, 1942. p. 21. Retrieved August 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Radio's Golden Age". Nostalgia Digest. 40 (1): 40–41. Winter 2014. 

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