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Easy Living (1949)

Easy Living (1949)

Easy Living





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No relation to the 1937 screwball comedy of the same name, Easy Living is a film about the world of professional sports. Victor Mature plays Pete Wilson, star halfback of the New York Chiefs. Well past his prime, Wilson would like to retire to a coaching job, but his rival Tim McCarr (Sonny Tufts) beats him to it. Financially, Wilson is really in no position to retire; unfortunately, he has learned that he suffers from a potentially deadly heart condition. To make matters worse, he's on the outs with his wife Liza (Lizabeth Scott), who has become disillusioned with the status of "team wife." A brief dalliance with team secretary Anne (an excellent performance from Lucille Ball) results in Anne's selfless efforts to help Wilson put his marriage -- and his life -- back together. Though he was ignored by contemporary reviewers, future talk-show host Jack Paar has an amusing supporting role. Most of the football players seen in Easy Living were drawn from the ranks of the real-life L.A. Rams. The film was based on a story by novelist Irwin Shaw.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Irwin Shaw, Charles Schnee, Vera Caspary
On DVD: May 17, 2012
RKO Pictures


Victor Mature
as Pete Wilson
Lizabeth Scott
as Liza Wilson
Lloyd Nolan
as Lenahan
Sonny Tufts
as Tim McCarr
Jack Paar
as Scoop Spooner
Jeff Donnell
as Penny McCarr
Art Baker
as Howard Vollmer
Gordon Jones
as Bill Holloran
Don Beddoe
as Jaegar
Richard Erdman
as Buddy Morgan
Julia Dean
as Mrs. Belle Ryan
Everett Glass
as Virgil Ryan
Jim Backus
as Dr. Franklin
Michael St. Angel
as Gilbert Vollmer
Russell Thorson
as Hunk Edwards
June Bright
as Billy Duane
Dick Ryan
as Bartender
Los Angeles Rams
as Themselves
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Critic Reviews for Easy Living

All Critics (2)

Sometimes interesting but sexist tale about football, with some good Tourneur touches.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Classic Film and Television

This would-be intelligent soap opera tale about the early days of pro football never reaches a boil.

Full Review… | August 22, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Easy Living

Solid drama with Lucy excellent as Victor Mature's secretary who carries a torch for him and Lizabeth Scott silky rotten as his grasping wife.

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