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Easy to Wed (1946)

Approved | | 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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(screenplay), (original story "Libeled Lady") | 2 more credits »
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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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VAN sings...VAN dances...and how VAN romances! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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25 July 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casar é Fácil  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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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(Come Closer To Me)
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Sung by Carlos Ramírez
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Another libeled lady
7 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The original film, Libeled Lady, was carefully tailored to suit the talents of its stars, William Powell, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy. It's not easy to take such a star vehicle, and, without significant alterations, make it into a vehicle for four very different stars. I guess I thought the alterations weren't significant enough. I'd rather see Van Johnson shine in his own kind of role than try to fill the shoes of William Powell, for example. Johnson is about as successful playing a Powell part as Powell would be in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Even if, on the surface, things have been spruced up to make it seem like a Johnson part, it really isn't. Only Lucille Ball succeeded in making me forget the original film when she was on the screen. Harlow was great, but Lucy is also great, in a completely different way. When she's on the screen it's hard to think of anyone else ever having played the role.

This film seems to have been intended for black and white but switched to color at the last minute. The sets are painted and dressed for black and white - in muted tones of gray, brown, beige, dull green, etc. - throughout the film. The costumes are close to colorless a lot of the time. Brown and gray predominate. Not even a colorful necktie. Even in the musical numbers at the end, the sets are mostly white and gray.


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