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Easy to Wed (1946)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  25 July 1946 (USA)
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To prevent a libel case against the paper, a reporter tries to compromise the reputation of a tycoon's slandered daughter.

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Cast

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Gladys Benton
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Warren Haggerty
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J.B. Allenbury
Carlos Ramírez ...
Carlos Ramírez
Ben Blue ...
Spike Dolan
Ethel Smith ...
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Barbara 'Babs' Norvell
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Homer Henshaw
Josephine Whittell ...
Mrs. Burns Norvell
Paul Harvey ...
Curtis Farwood
Jonathan Hale ...
Hector Boswell
James Flavin ...
Joe
Celia Travers ...
Mary, Farwood's Secretary
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Storyline

The "Morning Star" is in trouble: J.B. Allenbury, rich and mighty, will sue them for 2 million dollars for an article which says that his daughter is chasing after married men. Reporter Bill Chandler is sent after Connie to prove that the story is actually true. The only problem is that he's not married....yet. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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It's a VAN! What a Man! Singing! Dancing! Romancing! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

25 July 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casar é Fácil  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 16, 1948 with Van Johnson and Esther Williams reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler: [referring to the sham wedding just performed] How much do i owe you?
Mr. H.O. Dibson - Justice of the Peace: Well, anything you think it's worth.
William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler: [handing the Justice money] There's two dollars.
[to which Gladys looks outraged, then disgusted]
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Remake of Libeled Lady (1936) See more »

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A-Hunting We Will Go
(uncredited)
Written by Thomas Augustine Arne
Heard during the duck-hunting scene
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"She's pretty as a picture." ... "And one we're going to frame!"
7 August 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Nonsensical remake of 1936's "Libeled Lady" casts Esther Williams as a beautiful but arrogant heiress who sues a publication for two million dollars after they print a would-be scandalous story. The newspaper gets revenge by matching the socialite up with a suave womanizer--not expecting true love to blossom. Tepid shenanigans does get Williams into the water, albeit briefly; much of this comedy is spent on fast-talking wisecracks delivered at a high decibel level. Unfortunately, louder doesn't equal funnier, and some good players flounder (particularly titian-haired Lucille Ball, in one of her weakest performances). Organist Ethel Smith has a fun bit (joined by a Spanish-singing Williams and Van Johnson!), and the film is certainly well-dressed, but the comedic timing is unpolished and the plot is insufferable. ** from ****


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