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on 23 July 2008
Delightful comedy written by Preston Sturges features the wonderful Jean Arthur as a working girl who literally has a sable coat drop into her lap.Her unwitting benefactor wealthy banker J B Ball(Edward Arnold)sets off a chain of events that take Arthur from the gutter to the gates of high finance and extreme wealth.
A top notch cast(Arnold as the combustible financier is hilarious),sharp dialogue and pacy direction from Mitchell Leisen put this bristling comedy across with some style.Beautiful timing and a slapstick sequence in a food parlour is a hoot.
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on 9 May 2014
AT NO POINT IN THE DESCRIPTION OF THIS dvd DID YOU MAKE IT CLEAR THAT IT WOULD OPERATE ONLY IN REGION 1. Because other DVDs had specific warnings to this effect, I assumed that "Easy Living", with no such warning, would be operable in Region2 as well as or solely in Region 2. Please be more explicit in future
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on 27 July 2014
If you happen to be having a dull evening sitting at home, sit back and watch this great screwball comedy: Easy Living. This is one of Jean Arthur’s funniest along with the young Ray Milland.
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on 15 May 2013
Yes the Balls of Broad Street start at 110 decibels (Edward Arnold and son Ray Milland)and the Sturges-istic bellowing doesn't really relent at all except when ancient secretary reminds Ed of his blood pressure. It'd probably take a proper critic to notice the stylistic differences between this (Mitchell Leisen) and a Sturges directed, as opposed to scripted, vehicle - maybe there is something slightly more poised, in the way the camera moves and in the subtler eroticism of the Hotel Louis dinner? Nevertheless, the stock company is being assembled here including briefly the great William Demarest. Luis Alberni is the focus of the verbal slapstick with some pretty hilarious malapropisms and fumbled idioms. There is classic chaos in the 'automat' and Ray Milland, Jean Arthur and Edward Arnold do a very good job throughout as double-take piles on double-take at the frenetic climax. Classical stuff with a deliriously optimistic, escapist, anti-Depression ethos with the Sullivan's Travels message.
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on 17 January 2016
It was a funny good movie enjoyed it it must have been well over 60 years old
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on 14 July 2015
Not directed by Preston Sturges, but his influence very apparent
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on 17 November 2014
Great amusing film with good cast
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on 18 April 2015
Great Quality Item. Recommended.
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on 7 December 2015
a great present full of nostagia
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on 15 February 2016
A great Jean Arthur comedy
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