Easy Living (1949)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Easy Living Photos

Movie Info

In the film based on a story by Irwin Shaw, a has-been football player (Victor Mature) tries to adjust to normal life but finds his progress impeded by his wife (Lizabeth Scott) and secretary (Lucille Ball).
Directed By:
Written By:
RKO Pictures

Watch it now


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
Charles Lang
as Whitey
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
Eddie Kotal
as Curley
Audrey Young
as Singer
Dick Ryan
as Bartender
Steve Crandall
as Reporter
Los Angeles Rams
as Themselves
George E. Ray
as Referee
Erin Selwyn
as Nurse
W.J. O'Brien
as Vendor
Gene Leslie
as Vendor
Audrey Wilder
as Singer
Show More Cast

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
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

60/100. With a title like "Easy Living" and a cast including Lucille Ball, one would expect a comedy, and that it is not. It is a sports drama. As a film, it's only fair, the leads are not strong enough to keep it interesting. Well made but not very memorable. Lucille Ball is the best in the cast. I never felt Victor Mature was a strong performer, perhaps the film would have been better with say, Kirk Douglas or John Garfield.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Easy Living Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Easy Living on our Movie forum!

News & Features