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Easy to Wed -- In this remake of Libeled Lady, a tough newspaper editor hires a gigolo to compromise a woman suing his paper for libel.

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Writers:
Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay)
George Oppenheimer (original story "Libeled Lady") ...
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Release Date:
25 July 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
IT'S A MARRY-GO-ROUND...!!! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
To prevent a libel case against the paper, a reporter tries to compromise the reputation of a tycoon's slandered daughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Another libeled lady See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Van Johnson ... William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler

Esther Williams ... Connie Allenbury Chandler

Lucille Ball ... Gladys Benton

Keenan Wynn ... Warren Haggerty

Cecil Kellaway ... J.B. Allenbury
Carlos Ramírez ... Carlos Ramírez
Ben Blue ... Spike Dolan
Ethel Smith ... Ethel Smith - Organ Player

June Lockhart ... Barbara 'Babs' Norvell

Grant Mitchell ... Homer Henshaw
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Burns Norvell
Paul Harvey ... Curtis Farwood
Jonathan Hale ... Hector Boswell
James Flavin ... Joe
Celia Travers ... Mary, Farwood's Secretary
Sybil Merritt ... Receptionist
Sondra Rodgers ... Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bailey ... Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)
Nina Bara ... Rumba Dancer (uncredited)
Katherine Black ... Masseuse (uncredited)
Karin Booth ... Clerk (uncredited)
Louise Burnette ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
George Calliga ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Fidel Castro ... Poolside Spectator (uncredited)
Chavo de Leon ... Rumba Dancer (uncredited)
Patricia Denise ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ... Waiter (Local 950) (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Mrs. Dibson (uncredited)
Fred Fisher ... Waiter (uncredited)
Joel Friedkin ... 2nd Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Phyllis Graffeo ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Private Detective (uncredited)
Charles Knight ... Butler (uncredited)
George Mann ... Theodore - Homer Henshaw's Assistant (uncredited)
Matt Mattox ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)
Kanza Omar ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jean Porter ... Frances (uncredited)
Guy Bates Post ... Roberts, Allebury's Butler (uncredited)
Mildred Sellers ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Lifeguard (uncredited)
Walter Soderling ... Mr. H.O. Dibson - Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Bouncer in Newspaper Office (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Mitzie Uehlien ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
John Valentine ... Butler (uncredited)
Arthur Walsh ... Newspaper Office Boy (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Buzzell 
Buster Keaton (uncredited)
Edward Sedgwick (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay)

George Oppenheimer (original story "Libeled Lady") and
Maurine Dallas Watkins (original story "Libeled Lady") (as Maurice Watkins) and
Howard Emmett Rogers (original story "Libeled Lady")

Buster Keaton  uncredited

Produced by
Jack Cummings .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Green 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr.  (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
Blanche Sewell 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Hans Peters 
 
Set Decoration by
Jack Bonar 
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Irene 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jay Marchant .... unit manager (uncredited)
Harry Poppe .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herman E. Webber .... assistant director (as Herman Webber)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Ralph A. Pender .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Newell Sparks .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
P. Richard Stevens .... unit mixer (uncredited)
John A. Williams .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Leavitt .... second camera (uncredited)
Frank Powolny .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ted Duncan .... orchestrator
Johnny Green .... music supervisor
Johnny Green .... musical director
Edward Baravalle .... music mixer (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Donohue .... dance director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Jack Baker .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Inger Norswing .... research assistant (uncredited)
Don Park .... technical advisor: swimming sequence (uncredited)
George Richelavie .... research director (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
106 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:A | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
Cameo: [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 UCLA, 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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
A-Hunting We Will GoSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Another libeled lady, 7 September 2011
Author: jhkp from United States

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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