Easy Living (1937) is an American screwball comedy film, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Preston Sturges from a story by Vera Caspary, and starring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, and Ray Milland. Many of the supporting players (William Demerest, Franklin Pangborn, Luis Alberni, Robert Greig, Olaf Hytten, and Arthur Hoyt) became a major part of Sturges' regular stock company of character actors in his subsequent films.
Mary Smith: Don't you like this one either?
J.B. Ball: I do not. It looks like a salt shaker.
Van Buren: Well, we think its very recherché.
J.B. Ball: That's the trouble with it.
Mr. Louis Louis: (points to icebox) Gasbox.
Mary Smith: What?
Mr. Louis Louis: They tell me it works with gas, but I don't believe it.
Mr. Louis Louis: But Mr. B, she's a phony from phonyville.
|Release Date||7 July 1937|
|Color||Black and White|
|Film Class||Screwball Comedy, Comedy of Errors|
|Themes||Rags To Riches, Class Differences, Mistaken Identities, Foibles of Marriage|
|Tones||Stylish, Light, Madcap, Sweet, Silly|