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A surprisingly mature (*ahem*) sports movie, for its time and even for today, about a professional football player with health and financial problems (marred somewhat by a too-hectic beginning and a rather nasty ending). Really, it's about dead capital sucking the life out of living labor.
It's a not so interesting story about aging football player Victor Mature deciding between retirement or continuing on to please his demanding wife, Lizabeth Scott. There's also the team secretary, Lucille Ball, who's in love with Mature. That being said, Ball is a very good counterpoint to Scott's icy beauty and the film is strikingly directed by Jacques Tourneur. Tourneur actually manages to make the gorgeous Scott seem even more glamorous than she normally seems. It's not a classic, but worth watching for fans of Tourneur, Scott or Ball (and I suppose Mature if you're a fan, which I've never been).
ok sports movie-no relation to the 1937 screwball comedy
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.
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.