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A wealthy banker throws his wife's expensive fur coat off the roof of a building; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.

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Mary Smith
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J.B. Ball
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John Ball Jr.
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Mr. Louis Louis
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Mrs. Jenny Ball
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Van Buren
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Mr. Gurney
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Wallace Whistling
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E.J. Hulgar
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Lillian
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Magazine Office Manager
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Mr. Hyde
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Miss Swerf
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Butler
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Police Captain Jackson (uncredited)
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Saleswoman (uncredited)
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Third Partner (uncredited)
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Newsboy (uncredited)
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Neighboring Butler (uncredited)
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Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
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Hornsby - Mary's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Automobile Salesman (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Saleslady (uncredited)
Lois Clinton ...
Brunette Woman (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ...
Doubledecker Bus Conductor (uncredited)
Elsa Connor ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
George Cowl ...
Bank President (uncredited)
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Blonde Woman (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ...
Jeweler (uncredited)
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First Partner (uncredited)
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Nervous Hotel Registrant (uncredited)
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Stock Investor (uncredited)
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Cashier (uncredited)
Harold Entwistle ...
Elevator Man (uncredited)
Amelia Falleur ...
Housemaid (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ...
Graves - J.B. Ball's Porter (uncredited)
Hal Greene ...
Bellhop (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Hulgar Stock Tally Man (uncredited)
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Private Guard (uncredited)
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Jeweler (uncredited)
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Girl Getting Coat Dropped on Her at Finale (uncredited)
Helen Huntington ...
Stenographer (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ...
Joseph aka Justin - Houseman (uncredited)
Adia Kuznetzoff ...
Bum (uncredited)
Lillian Lawrence ...
Magazine Office Worker (uncredited)
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Automat Customer (uncredited)
Kathleen Hope Lewis ...
Stenographer (uncredited)
Nick Lukats ...
Bum in Automat (uncredited)
John Marshall ...
Osric (uncredited)
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Office Worker (uncredited)
Lu Miller ...
Housemaid (uncredited)
Rex Moore ...
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
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Assistant Secretary (uncredited)
Bob Murphy ...
Automat Detective (uncredited)
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Husband (uncredited)
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Office Manager (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Hotel Detective (uncredited)
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Ernest - Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
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Laundress (uncredited)
Jack Raymond ...
Bum (uncredited)
Jack Rice ...
Man in Ball's Outer Office (uncredited)
Hector V. Sarno ...
Armenian Rug Salesman (uncredited)
Francis Sayles ...
Martin - Houseman (uncredited)
Leonid Snegoff ...
Chef (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ...
Second Partner (uncredited)
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Chauffeur (uncredited)
Bernard Suss ...
Man in Automat (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ...
Wife (uncredited)
William Wagner ...
J.B. Ball's Valet (uncredited)
Gloria Williams ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Florence Wix ...
Woman in Hat Shop (uncredited)
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Hindu Man on Bus (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mitchell Leisen

Written by

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Preston Sturges ... (screenplay)
 
Vera Caspary ... (based on a story by)

Produced by

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Arthur Hornblow Jr. ... producer
William LeBaron ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Friedrich Hollaender ... (uncredited)
Gordon Jenkins ... (uncredited)
Gregory Stone ... (uncredited)
Victor Young ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Ted Tetzlaff ... (photographed by)

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Doane Harrison ... (edited by)

Art Direction by

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Hans Dreier
Ernst Fegté

Costume Design by

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Travis Banton ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Wally Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Edgar Anderson ... assistant director (uncredited)

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A.E. Freudeman ... interior decorator

Sound Department

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Earl S. Hayman ... sound recordist (as Earl Hayman)
William Thayer ... sound recordist

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Farciot Edouart ... special photographic effects

Music Department

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Boris Morros ... musical director
Milan Roder ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Adolph Zukor ... presenter
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Plot Summary

J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it off the roof, it lands on poor hard-working girl Mary Smith. But it isn't so easy to just give away something so valuable, as he soon learns. Written by Ken Yousten

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Taglines IT HAS NO RHYME...IT HAS NO REASON...IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE...IT MAKES LAUGHS! (original poster - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Vie facile (France)
  • Una chica afortunada (Spain)
  • 女は得です (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Uma Pequena Feliz (Portugal)
  • Vapaalippu paratiisiin (Finland)
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  • 88 min
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Trivia $58,000, the price of the sable coat in 1937, had the same buying power as $967,000 in 2016; in 2019, it would be well over $1,000,000. See more »
Goofs During automat free-for-fall, one of the customers drops a tray full of dishes which are clearly attached to the tray; the dishes don't even move when the tray hits the floor. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Easy Living See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits are shown over a lady applying jewelry, stockings, and perfume. See more »
Quotes Van Buren: Where-ever there's smoke, there must be... somebody smoking.
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