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Easy to Wed (1946)

 -  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler
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Connie Allenbury Chandler
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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 ...
Ethel Smith - Organ Player
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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 MARRY-GO-ROUND...!!! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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25 July 1946 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Fidel Castro:  Early in this film, on the lower left of the screen, Castro (without the beard) is seen as a poolside spectator with a drink in front of him. Young Fidel did "extra" work for MGM, while a student at The University Of Havana, before becoming fully active in politics. 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 »

Soundtracks

Bonecu de Pixe
Music by Ary Barroso
Performed on the Organ by Ethel Smith
Danced by Van Johnson, Esther Williams and chorus
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Lucy Shines in Comedy Showcase
1 November 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few times at MGM Lucy was given a chance to exploit her full comedic range, and she goes at it with gusto. From the moment she makes her whirlwind entrance looking absolutely gorgeous in a white wedding gown, she commands the screen whenever the camera is on her. In fact, though the movie ostensibly "stars" Van Johnson and Esther Williams, the bland leads take a back seat to the lively pairing of Lucy and Keenan Wynn, as her somewhat morally corrupt boyfriend. Forget comparisons to "Libeled Lady"; "Easy to Wed" is of a different era, and much more slapsticky, and, as noted, Lucy is a gem whether getting drunk and playing the piano or evincing true pathos as a wronged woman. She has rarely been photographed more appealingly, either.


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