Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur and Ray Milland in ‘Easy Living’ (1937)
Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur and Ray Milland in ‘Easy Living’ (1937)
Easy Living (1937) Park Circus

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Easy Living

Mitchell Leisen | USA | | PG
Film

One of the defining works of Hollywood romantic comedy, Leisen’s deftly calibrated and beautifully staged tale of a young working girl (the extraordinary Jean Arthur) who chances upon an expensive sable coat when it is flung from the high-rise apartment of a wealthy banker (Edward Arnold) was Preston Sturges’ first major script for Paramount. Ray Milland features as the millionaire’s son who ends up courting Arthur. Sturges’ screenplay highlights the themes of success and fast-paced modern life that would define his later work and gives space to a wonderful stock company of character actors who would go on to define his cinema (Franklin Pangborn, Robert Greig, William Demarest and so on).

Format: Black & White, DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Duration: 88 mins

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Duration

88 mins

Rating

PG

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