Saturday, November 26, 2011

The name's the same

Back in May, 2008, I mentioned the 1937 comedy Easy Living. There's a movie coming up on TCM overnight tonight at 1:00 AM called Easy Living, but it's a rather different movie.

In tonight's Easy Living, Victor Mature plays a professional football player who's diagnosed with a heart ailment and so should retire, but his greedy wife (Lizabeth Scott) wants him to keep playing so he can remain in the spotlight for her sake. Lucille Ball also appears as the team's secretary. This is one I don't think I've seen before, so I can't go into too much more detail.

The box guides should have it right that tonight's movie is the football-themed Easy Living: TCM's online schedule lists tonight's theme as "Ready to Retire", kicking off at 8:00 PM with this week's Essential, Dodsworth. As such, the Mature Easy Living certainly fits in with the theme, whereas the 1930s version doesn't. Sadly, this 1940s version doesn't seem to be available on DVD, so you're going to have to catch the TCM showing tonight.

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