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Easy to Love (1934)

 -  Comedy  -  13 January 1934 (USA)
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Carol feels, for whatever reason, that her husband, John, has grown indifferent to her, and is on a quest to find out why, suspecting another woman. She sees the family physician, Dr. Swope... See full summary »

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Carol feels, for whatever reason, that her husband, John, has grown indifferent to her, and is on a quest to find out why, suspecting another woman. She sees the family physician, Dr. Swope, first and then hires a private detective. Her own sleuthing is more effective and she devises a plan; having long been pursued by Eric, she apparently accedes and accompanies him to an apartment and, per her plan, enter the wrong one. There, they find Carol's best friend, Charlotte, and John hiding in a closet. The latter, showing more nerve than good sense, goes into a rage and berates Carol for her apparent philandering. The battle continues at home, where their daughter Janet informs them that because of them, she and Paul have given up on the idea of marriage, but are going away together, anyway. Carol and John trail them to a hotel and find them in twin beds, whereupon John, armed with a fire-ax, summons a justice of the peace and demands a fire-ax version of a shotgun wedding. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The play, "As Good as New," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 3 November 1930 and closed in December 1930 after 56 performances. The opening night cast included Marjorie Gateson, Otto Kruger and Vivienne Osborne. See more »

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Justice of the Peace: Well, I've had a lot of shotgun weddings, but this is the first fire ax wedding I've ever officiated at.
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Easy to Love
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
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Semi-funny
18 March 2011 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

"Easy To Love" is essentially a filmed stage play which is saved by its cast. I was hoping it would get funnier or turn out better as it went on but what was needed here was a more subtle, sophisticated hand, someone with something resembling a 'Lubitsch touch'. The result was a ham-handed comedy which was too obvious as far as innuendo and plot development are concerned.

The cast did their considerable best, with Edward Everett Horton in one of his patented dithering simpleton roles carrying most of the comedic load, and aided and abetted by Adolph Menjou and Mary Astor. But by and large, the picture belonged to Genevieve Tobin, director Keighley's wife. Primarily a stage actress, she was in her element as Menjou's triangulated wife.

"Easy To Love" could have been better but is worth a watch as is. I think I am in the minority on this one. I was disappointed but perhaps I was expecting too much.


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