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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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Release Date:
25 July 1946 (USA) See more »
IT'S A MARRY-GO-ROUND...!!! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »
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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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
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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 27, 1950 with Van Johnson reprising his film role.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993) (TV)See more »
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Lucy Shines in Comedy Showcase, 1 November 2002
Author: mkarol-2 from New York, NY

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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