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Easy Living (1937)

Easy Living




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Movie Info

In this romantic comedy, a hard-working secretary heads for work and finds her whole life turned upside down by the sudden acquisition of a mink coat. The coat had been tossed off a penthouse terrace by a Wall Street millionaire who was having a marital spat.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vera Caspary, Preston Sturges
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 22, 2008
Paramount Pictures


Jean Arthur
as Mary Smith
Edward Arnold
as J.B. Ball
Ray Milland
as John Ball Jr.
Luis Alberni
as Mr. Louis Louis
Mary Nash
as Mrs. Jennir Ball
Barlowe Borland
as Mr. Gurney
William Demarest
as Wallace Whistling
Andrew Tombes
as E.F. Hulgar
Esther Dale
as Lillian
Harlan Briggs
as Office Manager
Nora Cecil
as Miss Swerf
Robert Greig
as Graves, Ball Butler
Vernon Dent
as Partner
Bob Murphy
as Automat Detective
Bernard Suss
as Man in Automat
Rex Moore
as Elevator Boy
Dora Clement
as Saleslady
Arthur Hoyt
as Jeweler
Hector V. Sarno
as Armenian Rug Salesma...
Gertrude Astor
as Saleswoman
Lee Phelps
as Hotel Detective
Hal Greene
as Bellhop
Frances Morris
as Assistant Secretary
Sidney Bracey
as Chauffeur
Lois Clinton
as Brunette
John Dilson
as Nervous Man
Kathleen Hope Lewis
as Stenographer
Helen Huntington
as Stenographer
Harold Entwistle
as Elevator Man
Dennis O'Keefe
as Office Manager
Robert E. Homans
as Private Guard
George Cowl
as Bank President
Kate Price
as Laundress
Lu Miller
as Housemaid
Amelia Falleur
as Housemaid
Don Brodie
as Auto Salesman
Florence Wix
as Woman in Hat Shop
Olaf Hytten
as Houseman
Jack Rice
as Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Easy Living

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A delight.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Preston Sturges wrote this Depression-era (1937) twist on the Cinderella story, and it acquires an airy grace from the direction of Mitchell Leisen.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Chic enchantment

Full Review… | September 6, 2009

Preston Sturges's imaginative script is one of his best, adroitly mixing his customary satire of capitalism and the class system with some dazzling dialogue and hilarious slapstick.

Full Review… | November 12, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Terrific screwball comedy.

August 13, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Easy Living

an absolute delight. sturges' wonderful script, leisen's light touch, and adorable jean arthur. what else could u ask for!

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


Silly but cute.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


I liked this movie it has one of those stories that are driven along by coincidences, and it all gets very silly by the end.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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