Easy Living

Overview

No relation to the 1937 screwball comedy of the same name, Easy Living is a film about the world of professional sports. Victor Mature plays Pete Wilson, star halfback of the New York Chiefs. Well past his prime, Wilson would like to retire to a coaching job, but his rival Tim McCarr Sonny Tufts beats him to it. Financially, Wilson is really in no position to retire; unfortunately, he has learned that he suffers from a potentially deadly heart condition. To make matters worse, he's on the outs with his wife Liza ...
See more details below
DVD (Pan & Scan)
$19.99
BN.com price
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (12) from $12.47   
  • New (10) from $12.47   
  • Used (2) from $26.99   
Note: This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. This disc is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices and may not play back in other DVD devices including recorders and PC drives.

Overview

No relation to the 1937 screwball comedy of the same name, Easy Living is a film about the world of professional sports. Victor Mature plays Pete Wilson, star halfback of the New York Chiefs. Well past his prime, Wilson would like to retire to a coaching job, but his rival Tim McCarr Sonny Tufts beats him to it. Financially, Wilson is really in no position to retire; unfortunately, he has learned that he suffers from a potentially deadly heart condition. To make matters worse, he's on the outs with his wife Liza Lizabeth Scott, who has become disillusioned with the status of "team wife." A brief dalliance with team secretary Anne an excellent performance from Lucille Ball results in Anne's selfless efforts to help Wilson put his marriage -- and his life -- back together. Though he was ignored by contemporary reviewers, future talk-show host Jack Paar has an amusing supporting role. Most of the football players seen in Easy Living were drawn from the ranks of the real-life L.A. Rams. The film was based on a story by novelist Irwin Shaw.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Easy Living tries so hard to be a really good little drama that one might be tempted to overlook its flaws -- in the end, however, it gets more points for ambition than for achievement. Vera Caspary and Charles Schnee's screenplay has some good things in it, and its focus on a professional athlete undergoing both a personal and professional crisis is fairly rare, but on the whole, the script flirts with this situation without really unearthing the real drama at its core. Victor Mature turns in a good, strong performance, but he doesn't dig as deeply into the character as is demanded, and he has a hard time holding the screen when Lizabeth Scott -- in a wonderfully icy performance -- is playing opposite him. He has an easier time opposite Lucille Ball, whose understated, delicate performance is especially fine and seems to draw forth a deeper performance from Mature. Jacques Tourneur's direction is subtle and balanced, and he makes some nice observations about life in 1949. One watches Easy Living, enjoying it and expecting it to make the leap from average little melodrama to something just a little bit special -- but the film disappoints by never quite doing so.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2012
  • UPC: 883316486429
  • Original Release: 1949
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,431

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Victor Mature Pete Wilson
Lizabeth Scott Liza Wilson
Lucille Ball Anne
Sonny Tufts Tim McCarr
Lloyd Nolan Lenahan
Paul Stewart Argus
Jack Paar Scoop Spooner
Jeff Donnell Penny McCarr
Art Baker Howard Vollmer
Gordon Jones Bill Holloran
Don Beddoe Jaeger
William "Bill" Phillips Ozzie
Charles Lang Whitey
Kenny Washington Benny
Julia Dean Mrs. Belle Ryan
Everett Glass Virgil Ryan
Robert Ellis Urchin
Alex Sharp Dan
Russell Thorson Hunk Edwards
Audrey Young Singer
Los Angeles Rams Themselves
Alan Dinehart III Urchins
William Erwin
Jackie Jackson
W.J. O'Brien
Dick Ryan Bartender
Michael St. Angel Gilbert Vollmer
Carl Saxe Man
Robert Graham
Erin Selwyn Nurse
Albin Robeling Chef
Richard Erdman Buddy Morgan
Jim Backus Dr. Franklin
Audrey Wilder Singer
Technical Credits
Jacques Tourneur Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Gordon Bau Makeup
Vera Caspary Screenwriter
Russell A. Cully Special Effects
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Alfred Herman Art Director
Frederic Knudtson Editor
James Lane Asst. Director
Harley Miller Set Decoration/Design
Clem Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Schnee Screenwriter
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Robert Sparks Producer
Edward Stevenson Costumes/Costume Designer
Roy Webb Score Composer
Harry J. Wild Cinematographer
A. Earl Wolcott Sound/Sound Designer
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Easy Living
   Play
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously