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Easy to Wed (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 25 July 1946 (USA)
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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, (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

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(screenplay), (original story "Libeled Lady") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Carlos Ramírez
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Spike Dolan
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Ethel Smith - Organ Player
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Barbara 'Babs' Norvell
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Homer Henshaw
Josephine Whittell ...
Mrs. Burns Norvell
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Curtis Farwood
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Hector Boswell
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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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VAN sings...VAN dances...and how VAN romances! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 July 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casar é Fácil  »

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Budget:

$1,683,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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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Connections

Referenced in The Great Morgan (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
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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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