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Easy to Love (1953)

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

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

László Vadnay (screenplay) (as Laslo Vadnay), William Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Esther Williams ... Julie Hallerton
Van Johnson ... Ray Lloyd
Tony Martin ... Barry Gordon
John Bromfield ... Hank
Edna Skinner ... Nancy Parmel
King Donovan ... Ben
Paul Bryar ... Mr. Barnes
Carroll Baker ... Clarice
Ed Oliver Ed Oliver ... Bandleader
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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!


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Du bist so leicht zu lieben See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although both MGM and Esther Williams remained tight-lipped about the subject, it's been rumored that many of the trickier routines in the Cypress Gardens finale were actually performed by one of their more experienced professionals, who was herself unidentifiable because of her distance from the cameras. 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 »

Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Look Out! I'm Romantic
Music by Vic Mizzy
Lyrics by Mann Curtis
Sung by Tony Martin
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Ah, Esther! Hollywood's Princess Mermaid!
3 August 2001 | by artzauSee all my reviews

She was great! And, she could swim too. Esther Williams earned the snide remark from Fanny Brice about her acting but we, back in the late forties and early fifties, loved her. I mean, she didn't even have to act or have a decent script! Check out Pagan Love Song, if you doubt my words! This story, a typical Esther Williams escapist medium, includes some great character actors: King Donovan, married to Imogene Coca; John Bromfield, as the other guy interest, TV's The Sheriff of Cochise and the couple crooner Tony Martin and his wife, Cyd Charisse. But, let's not forget that heart stopper of the bobby soxers, old Van Johnson. I remember my aunt and her girl friend standing in the rain to get tickets to see him in "30 seconds over Tokyo." This film, mild by today's standards, is a peaen to those halcyon days after the (second world) war, when the world was young and full of hope. No video, no DVD. Look for it on the late show.


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