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Easy Living
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Director:
Writers:
Preston Sturges (screenplay)
Vera Caspary (story)
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Release Date:
16 July 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
IT HAS NO RHYME...IT HAS NO REASON...IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE...IT MAKES LAUGHS! (original poster - all caps) See more »
Plot:
J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought... See more » | Add synopsis »
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wonderful See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean Arthur ... Mary Smith

Edward Arnold ... J.B. Ball

Ray Milland ... John Ball Jr.
Luis Alberni ... Mr. Louis Louis

Mary Nash ... Mrs. Jenny Ball
Franklin Pangborn ... Van Buren
Barlowe Borland ... Mr. Gurney

William Demarest ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Police Captain Jackson (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor ... Saleswoman (uncredited)
Richard Barbee ... Third Partner (uncredited)
Benny Bartlett ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Neighboring Butler (uncredited)
Lee Bowman ... Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey ... Hornsby - Mary's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Automobile Salesman (uncredited)

Ethel Clayton ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Dora Clement ... Saleslady (uncredited)
Lois Clinton ... Brunette Woman (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Doubledecker Bus Conductor (uncredited)
Elsa Connor ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
George Cowl ... Bank President (uncredited)
Virginia Dabney ... Blonde Woman (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Jeweler (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... First Partner (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Nervous Hotel Registrant (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Stock Investor (uncredited)
Florence Dudley ... Cashier (uncredited)
Harold Entwistle ... Elevator Man (uncredited)
Amelia Falleur ... Housemaid (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Graves - J.B. Ball's Porter (uncredited)
Hal Greene ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Hulgar Stock Tally Man (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Private Guard (uncredited)
Arthur Hoyt ... Jeweler (uncredited)

Marsha Hunt ... Girl Getting Coat Dropped on Her at Finale (uncredited)
Helen Huntington ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Joseph aka Justin - Houseman (uncredited)
Adia Kuznetzoff ... Bum (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Automat Customer (uncredited)
Kathleen Hope Lewis ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Nick Lukats ... Bum in Automat (uncredited)
John Marshall ... Osric (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Lu Miller ... Housemaid (uncredited)
Rex Moore ... Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Assistant Secretary (uncredited)
Bob Murphy ... Automat Detective (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Husband (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe ... Office Manager (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Hotel Detective (uncredited)
John Picorri ... Ernest - Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
Kate Price ... Laundress (uncredited)
Jack Raymond ... Bum (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... Man in Ball's Outer Office (uncredited)
Hector Sarno ... Armenian Rug Salesman (uncredited)
Francis Sayles ... Martin - Houseman (uncredited)
Leonid Snegoff ... Chef (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Second Partner (uncredited)
Hayden Stevenson ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Bernard Suss ... Man in Automat (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ... Wife (uncredited)
William Wagner ... J.B. Ball's Valet (uncredited)
Gloria Williams ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Woman in Hat Shop (uncredited)
Harry Worth ... Hindu Man on Bus (uncredited)

Directed by
Mitchell Leisen 
 
Writing credits
Preston Sturges (screenplay)

Vera Caspary (story)

Produced by
Arthur Hornblow Jr. .... producer
William LeBaron .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Friedrich Hollaender (uncredited)
Gordon Jenkins (uncredited)
Gregory Stone (uncredited)
Victor Young (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ted Tetzlaff (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Doane Harrison 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
Ernst Fegté 
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edgar Anderson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
A.E. Freudeman .... interior decorator
 
Sound Department
Earl S. Hayman .... sound recordist (as Earl Hayman)
William Thayer .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Boris Morros .... musical director
Milan Roder .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #3401) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Van Buren:The bull of broad street... with a girl... in the sable-est sable coat they ever sabled!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Vito (2011)See more »

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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
wonderful, 21 December 2005
Author: tobybarlowny from brooklyn, NY

This is a classic, with one of the great slapstick scenes of all time (in an automat) and wonderful innuendo and great timing throughout the film. Jean Arthur is a splendid comedienne, just lighting up the screen with a wry innocence, and Ray Milland is perfectly cast as someone a little debonair, a little too bourgeois, but ultimately quite charming. Finally, Edward Arnold is a lot of fun to watch as he chews up the scenery. As a long time fan of Preston Sturges who was quite happy to see "Miracle at Morgan Creek" finally released on DVD, I have to say, it is A CRIME that this little gem isn't available on DVD, just ridiculous.

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