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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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Writers:

(screenplay), (original story "Libeled Lady") | 2 more credits »
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Gladys Benton
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Warren Haggerty
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J.B. Allenbury
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Carlos Ramírez
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Spike Dolan
Ethel Smith ...
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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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It's a VAN! What a Man! Singing! Dancing! Romancing! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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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: You're too modest. Why, you're a woman of great depths, depths that have never been plumbed.
Gladys Benton: [referring to her boyfriend] No, Warren's not much of a plumber.
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Connections

Remake of Libeled Lady (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Continental Polka
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Music by Johnny Green
Sung and Danced by Lucille Ball (dubbed by Virginia Rees) 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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