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Easy to Love (1953)

Easy to Love





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The star of a water show (Esther Williams) is secretly in love with her boss (Van Johnson), so she tries to make him jealous by coquettishly coming on to both a swimming instructor (John Bromfield) and a singer (Tony Martin). Busby Berkeley staged the musical numbers.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: William Roberts, Laszlo Vadnay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 29, 1992


Esther Williams
as Julie Hallerton
Van Johnson
as Ray Lloyd
Tony Martin
as Barry Gordon
Edna Skinner
as Nancy Parmel
Paul Bryar
as Mr.Barnes
Eddie Oliver
as Band Leader
Benny Rubin
as Oscar Levenson
Edward Clark
as Gardener
June Whitley
as Costume Designer
Emory Parnell
as Mr. Huffnagel
David Newell
as Makeup Man
Sandra Gould
as Ben's Wife
Harriett Brest
as Woman Guests in Lobb...
Helen Dickson
as Woman Guests in Lobb...
Ann Luther
as Woman Guests in Lobb...
Maude Erickson
as Woman Guests in Lobb...
Peggy Remington
as Woman Guests in Lobb...
Violet Seton
as Woman Guests in Lobb...
Dorothy Vernon
as Woman Guests in Lobb...
Bud Gaines
as Tourist
Byron Kane
as Photographer
Reginald Simpson
as Photographer
Joseph Mell
as Sleepy Waiter
Hal Berns
as Melvin, the Pianist
Margaret Bert
as Mrs. Huffnagel
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Critic Reviews for Easy to Love

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

...the music and water ballets and the fact that Ms. Williams looks lovely contribute to making the film at least mildly entertaining.

Full Review… | October 18, 2009
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Easy to Love


Pleasant, colorful MGM musical with plenty of water ballets, including the famous finale with Williams on skis courtesy of Busby Berkeley.


★★1/2 (out of four)

Extravagant and colorful MGM musical where the well staged water shows and the musical numbers by Tony Martin upstages the recycled plot and silly delivery.

Van Johnson plays the boss of a musical show in Palm Beach, Florida. His star performer (Esther Williams) is being wooed by her swimming partner (John Bromfield), a wealthy playboy (Tony Martin) and the boss himself.


Williams is ravishing as usual and the setting is beautiful, but the musical extravaganza is wearing a bit thin.

Steve Smith

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