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Easy Living (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  16 July 1937 (USA)
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J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it out the window, it lands on poor ... See full summary »

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Mary Smith
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J.B. Ball
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John Ball Jr.
Luis Alberni ...
Mr. Louis Louis
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Mrs. Jenny Ball
Franklin Pangborn ...
Van Buren
Barlowe Borland ...
Mr. Gurney
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Wallace Whistling
Andrew Tombes ...
E.J. Hulgar
Esther Dale ...
Lillian
Harlan Briggs ...
Mr. Higgenbottom - Office Manager
William B. Davidson ...
Mr. Lester Hyde
Nora Cecil ...
Miss Swerf
Robert Greig ...
Graves - Ball's Butler
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J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it out the window, it lands on poor hard-working girl Mary Smith. But it isn't so easy to just give away something so valuable, as he soon learns. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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hat | gift | sable | automat | marriage | See more »

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IT HAS NO RHYME...IT HAS NO REASON...IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE...IT MAKES LAUGHS! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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16 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Mein Leben in Luxus  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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During automat free-for-fall, one of the customers drops a tray full of dishes which are clearly attached to the tray and don't even move when tray hits the floor. See more »

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Another wonderful movie featuring Edward Arnold.
3 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an amusing, entertaining Hollywood antique featuring a number of actors who became Hollywood icons such as Jean Arthur, Ray Milland, and Edward Arnold. Before Ed Asner there was Edward Arnold. Mr. Arnold was one of the greatest actors in Hollywood history. His performances were consistently great and through him a weak script became good and good script great. He was one of those actors who dominated the screen and could play a wide range of roles opposite some of the most famous Hollywood players. As for Jean Arthur, she specialized in a style of acting that established a precedent for Lucille Ball, except that Ms. Arthur did not have to act goofy. Movies from the 1930s were made in a certain style that was unique to that period. Black-and-white, simple, engaging, upbeat stories, lots of action, and optimistic about life - all this during the Great Depression. This is another Preston Sturges gem and definitely is worth watching.


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