The Lady Has Plans
|The Lady Has Plans|
|Directed by||Sidney Lanfield|
|Produced by||Fred Kohlmar|
|Screenplay by||Harry Tugend|
|Based on||a story|
by Leo Birinski
|Edited by||William Shea|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box office||$1,250,000 (US rentals)|
A gang of criminals murder a scientist, steal plans for a "radio-controlled torpedo" and have them tattooed in invisible ink on the back of a woman named Rita, planning to sell them to the highest bidder. Paul Baker then murders the tattooer. Rita is to take the place of reporter Sidney Royce (Paulette Goddard) on an airplane bound for Lisbon. Baker has informed the British and the Nazis to contact "Sidney" there for the auction. Joe Scalsi is given the task of making sure that Sidney does not board the plane, but he is taken into custody by government agents. Rita witnesses this.
Meanwhile, the real Sidney Royce is being sent to Lisbon to work for the very demanding Kenneth Harper, who has fired the last four reporters. They were all men, so Mr. Weston decides to try sending a woman instead.
- Ray Milland as Kenneth Clarence Harper
- Paulette Goddard as Sidney Royce
- Roland Young as Ronald Dean
- Albert Dekker as Baron Von Kemp
- Margaret Hayes as Rita Lenox
- Cecil Kellaway as Peter Miles
- Addison Richards as Paul Baker
- Edward Norris as Frank Richards
- Charles Arnt as Pooly
- Hans Schumm as 1st German
- Hans von Morhart as 2nd German
- Genia Nikolaieva as German Maid
- Gerald Mohr as Joe Scalsi
- Lionel Royce as Guard
- "101 Pix Gross in Millions" Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58
- Bosley Crowther (March 5, 1942). "'The Lady Has Plans' Opens at the Paramount". The New York Times.
- , The Lady Has Plans by Lux Radio Theatre.