"The story of a poor girl who has a sable coat dropped on her head in New York.
"The story of a poor girl who in New York a sable coat falls on her head. This coat, the object of contention of a millionaire couple, helps the girl to a stellar career, in the course of which she saves the New York Stock Exchange from collapse and maneuvers the millionaire's son onto the right track and into the harbor of marriage."
Encyclopedia of International Film
"The story ofEasy Livingbedded itself to the real of the Waldorf Tower, which, built during the Depression, became a financial disaster. How can, Sturges has the hotel owner say in the film, such a phenomenal thing be such a failure. In close-up, one sees its immense honeycombed facades tapering into the sky. The film begins with a downward movement inside. Grand financier J.B. Ball, the Bull of Broad Street, falls down the elegant staircase of his townhouse. Shortly after, a camera movement outside follows a mink coat that he, in a rage, throws off the roof of the house. His wife then leaves for Florida - the Miami Biltmore or the Don Cesar, probably. He moves into the vacant Waldorf Louis for the sake of simplicity - also for cinematic dramaturgy - and thus unintentionally advertises it. It gives the obviously unpredictable ups and downs of the stock market and emotions an adequate framework."
Frieda Grafe, Film History Hotel Guide, 1990
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88 min. bw. DCP. E Directed by Mitchell Leisen Screenplay by Preston Sturges Cinematography: Ted Tetzlaff Editing: Diane Harrison Music: Boris Morros Starring: Ray Milland, Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold
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