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Take a Letter, Darling

Released May 6, 1942 1h 33m Romance Comedy List
Reviews 14% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Tom Verney (Fred MacMurray) is a struggling painter who accepts a job as the secretary to A.M. MacGregor (Rosalind Russell), a demanding advertising executive. Tom quickly realizes he's responsible for more than just mailing letters; he's also expected to escort Russell and her friends to parties and restaurants in an effort to shield them from unsavory advances. As they work hard to secure a lucrative tobacco account, their platonic relationship threatens to turn into something more. Read More Read Less

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Elena de la Torre Cine-Mundial Rosalind Russell and Fred MacMurray make up the couple in this super entertaining, funny, and delightful movie from Paramount. [Full Review in Spanish] Sep 17, 2019 Full Review Jay Carmody Washington Star It is even prettier than it is clever, but it is much of the latter, too. Aug 13, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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william k Another good, witty and fast-paced romantic comedy from a master of the genre. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member great cast good stuff Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Tom Verney (Fred MacMurray) is a struggling painter who accepts a job as the secretary to A.M. MacGregor (Rosalind Russell), a demanding advertising executive. Tom quickly realizes he's responsible for more than just mailing letters; he's also expected to escort Russell and her friends to parties and restaurants in an effort to shield them from unsavory advances. As they work hard to secure a lucrative tobacco account, their platonic relationship threatens to turn into something more.
Director
Mitch Leisen
Producer
Fred Kohlmar
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 6, 1942, Original
Runtime
1h 33m