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Easy Living (1949)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 8 October 1949 (USA)
Pete Wilson is on top. He is the highest paid professional football player in the league. He has seen other players come and go, but he was MVP last year and the future looks rosy. His wife... See full summary »

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Liza Wilson
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Tim McCarr
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Lenahan
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Argus
Jack Paar ...
Scoop Spooner
Jeff Donnell ...
Penny McCarr
Art Baker ...
Howard Vollmer
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Bill Holloran
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Jaeger
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Buddy Morgan (as Dick Erdman)
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Ozzie
Charles Lang ...
Whitey
Kenny Washington ...
Benny
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Pete Wilson is on top. He is the highest paid professional football player in the league. He has seen other players come and go, but he was MVP last year and the future looks rosy. His wife, Liza, is there for the fame, the money, the good times and does not like those who are washed up. His friend Tim, just retired and accepted a job as head coach at State. But Pete discovers that he has a condition that may end his career and all that he knows is football. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Jacques Tourneur never saw a football game prior to working on this movie. See more »

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I've Got My Fingers Crossed
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Convoluted -- Contextually and Conversationally
26 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is difficult to determine where this story is set -- period. The sports team in "Easy Living" is the Chiefs, the helmets worn by this teams are those of the Rams, but yet this team (and ultimately, this story) is based in New York City.

Well, the Kansas City Chiefs began as the Dallas Texans and never existed as a franchise in New York City. The St. Louis Rams, and their iconic ram horn helmet design, has only been seen in three markets, Cleveland, Los Angeles and St. Louis. Again, a club that was never in New York City.

It is also more than odd that the main character, a quarterback, wears number 66, not a customary number for a quarterback to wear. But, it is this lack of accurate detailing that reveals a project mired in vagaries.

These type of historical inaccuracies reveal a more deep-seated lack of focus from this film. Despite its promise, Easy Living just lacks any type of focus. The plot slides around seemingly unsure of where it wants to go or needs to go. primarily, the essential points in the plot development are buried behind a lot of pointless distractions...and characters.

This perpetually 'out-of-focus' plot is enhanced by dialog which is trite, and contrived. It seems the writers of this screenplay were hellbent on being melodramatic and vague.

The movie seems to starts somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately, Easy Living runs like a stage play that is missing too many essential scenes, not just the beginning!


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