Warm and Willing


  • Written for the 1959, 20th Century Fox film, A Private's Affair, directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Gary Crosby, Sal Mineo and Barbara Eden.
  • A trio of energetic young men in boot camp are presented with a change to represent their unit in competition on a national television show.
  • Based on a story by Ray Livingston Murphy.
  • Nominated for a Golden Globe in 1960 for Best Motion Picture Musical.

Recording History
Nat King Cole, Cole Sings Jimmy McHugh, Capitol Records, CDP 7243 8 32565 2 5
John Gary, Friend and Lover (N. Martin) / Warm and Willing, RCA Victor, 47-8386, 1964
Johnny Mathis and The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, I'll Buy You a Star, Columbia Records, CK 64892, 1961
Norrie Parmor and his Orchestra
Karen Shane, It's Anybody's Spring, Karen Shane Records
The Sweet Corporals, The Same Old Army / Warm and Willing, 20th Fox, 45-158, 1959