The Lady in Question

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This article is about the 1940 film. For the A&E TV movie, see The Lady in Question (1999 film).
The Lady in Question
Directed by Charles Vidor
Produced by B.B. Kahane
Written by Jan Lustig
Lewis Meltzer
Based on Gribouille
1937 French film
by Marcel Achard
Starring Brian Aherne
Rita Hayworth
Glenn Ford
Music by Lucien Moraweck
Cinematography Lucien Andriot
Edited by Al Clark
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • August 7, 1940 (1940-08-07)
Running time
80 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Lady in Question is a 1940 American comedy drama film directed by Charles Vidor and starring Brian Aherne, Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford.[1] Director William Castle appears in a cameo as "Angry Juror".

Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford also teamed together in Gilda (1946), The Loves of Carmen (1948), Affair in Trinidad (1952) and The Money Trap (1965).


While serving on a Paris jury Andre Morestan (Brian Aherne) persuades his deadlocked peers to vote for the acquittal of Natalie Roguin's (Rita Hayworth), a young woman on trial for the death of a young man she had known. Securing her innocence, Morestan invites her to live and work at his bicycle shop so she can readjust to society. However, he decides to keep her true identity a secret, which soon begins to raise the doubts of his family, especially his son played by a very young Glenn Ford, who soon falls in love with her.

This was the first of five films in which Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth appeared together, most famously in their second film, Gilda, (1946); their off-screen liaisons soon transformed into an enduring, lifelong friendship.[2]



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  2. ^ Glenn Ford: A Life (Wis. 2011) by Peter Ford

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