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Easy to Love (1953)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  25 December 1953 (USA)
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An Aquatic performer tries to attract the man she loves.

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Storyline

Set against the background of Florida's Cypress Gardens, and featuring many stretches of water carnival-ballet numbers, the slight story line finds swimming star Julie Hallerton (Esther Williams) in love with Ray Lloyd (Van Johnson), her boss and the creator and operator of the operation. She stays mostly wet, while he stays mostly disinterested in anything other than the cash receipts. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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MGM's spectacular Technicolor musical excitingly filmed in Florida's beautiful Cypress Gardens!


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25 December 1953 (USA)  »

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Du bist so leicht zu lieben  »

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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

Supposedly Esther Williams' favorite of her movies. See more »

Goofs

At the very end of Esther Williams's water-skiing extravaganza, the camera shoots a long pullback shot of her on a platform with flags hoisting into view on either side; the shot then makes a stationary jump (albeit on cue with the music) to the same shot with jet fountains coming in from both sides like a curtain closing. You can see it's two different shots because Williams's right hand is up in the first one, then suddenly down in the second. See more »

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Music by Vic Mizzy
Lyrics by Mann Curtis
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Easy to Love Esther
26 November 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

What's good: beautiful Esther Williams. Enough can't be said about this. She was positively radiant the entire film. No actress brought technicolor to life like Esther Williams. Tan, fit, gorgeous Esther. Also the great Busby Berkeley aquatic numbers. Esther Williams plus Busby Berkeley equals a win every time.

What's bad: the men. Unfortunately, Esther is saddled with rather poor love interests here in Tony Martin and Van Johnson. There's no great chemistry to be had with either but Martin tries his soggy best. I definitely felt like he was attracted to Esther, although in a kind of scuzzy greaseball sort of way. He also has several terrible songs. MGM was pushing him extra hard in this. He wouldn't stop singing those terrible songs! I like Van Johnson but he's as exciting a male lead as a wooden plank. So bland and colorless. Esther really had some crappy choices here.

Honestly it's not one of the greats. The plot of Esther wanting Van but all he thinks about is business so she tries to make him jealous with Tony is pretty flimsy and the romance is blechh. But see it for the stunning Esther Williams in technicolor and the wonderful production numbers choreographed by the great Busby Berkeley.


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