Release dateJanuary 2, 1970 WriterGeorge Bloomfield, Diana Gould (story), Martin Lavut Music directorHarry Nilsson, Michael Small CastMarlo Thomas (Jenny), Alan Alda (Delano), Marian Hailey (Kay), Elizabeth Wilson (Mrs. Marsh), Vincent Gardenia (Mr. Marsh), Fay Bernardi (Woman) Similar moviesRelated George Bloomfield movies
TaglineIt doesn't matter who the father is... Jenny has finally found someone to love.
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Jenny is a 1970 American drama film starring Marlo Thomas and Alan Alda, produced by ABC Pictures and released by Cinerama Releasing Corp. Singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson provided Jenny 's theme song, "Waiting".
Jenny, a young small-town woman, moves away to the city when she becomes pregnant through a one-night stand. She meets film director Delano, who has received a draft notice and does not want to be inducted into the Army. Jenny and Delano take a liking to each other. Learning that an acquaintance got out of having to serve by having a baby on the way, Delano offers to marry Jenny, claim paternity and support her baby, if she in turn will play along, and he can avoid being drafted.
In the months until Jenny's baby is born, the couple experiences the ups and downs of their in-name-only marriage, including a visit back to her family and hometown, and his ongoing relationship with another woman, as Delano and Jenny await the outcome of his draft case. At the end of the movie Jenny goes into labor. Delano brings Jenny a little music box, as it plays a nurse brings in Jenny’s new baby. Jenny lovingly holds the newborn and begins to breastfeed as Delano looks on. The movie ends with the two staring at the newborn, sleeping soundly in their mother’s arms.
Marlo Thomas as Jenny Marsh
Alan Alda as Delano
Marian Hailey as Kay
Phil Bruns as Fred Callahan
Charlotte Rae as Bella Star
Vincent Gardenia as Mr. Marsh
Elizabeth Wilson as Mrs. Marsh
Stephen Strimpell as Peter
By 1973 the film had earned rentals of $2,010,000 in North America and $815,000 in other countries. After all costs were deducted, it recorded an overall loss of $1,170,000.
The film was nominated for the Golden Globe award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female (Marlo Thomas) in 1971.
This was Marlo Thomas' first movie, however she had starred in numerous TV shows beforehand.