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Yet, it causes some major events for Mary: she's fired from her job at ''The Boys' Constant Companion'' magazine because of the coat's dubious origins, and an eccentric man, Louis Louis, offers her accommodations in his empty hotel, The Hotel Louis, for no apparent reason--only seven dollars a day. But even with the newly acquired luxury suite, thereís no food.

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Yet, it causes some major events for Mary: she's fired from her job at ''The Boys' Constant Companion'' magazine because of the coat's dubious origins, and an eccentric man, Louis Louis, offers her accommodations in his empty hotel, The Hotel Louis, for no apparent reason--only seven dollars a day.reason. But even with the newly acquired luxury suite, thereís no food.


But no bother, even with dubious gifts of expensive dresses and cars, she prefers this to working and being in her tiny apartment. With the cute automat boy, perhaps it isnít so bad, perhaps she can get used to all this ''Easy Living''.

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But no bother, even with dubious gifts of expensive dresses and cars, she prefers this to working and being in her tiny apartment. With the cute automat boy, perhaps it isnít so bad, perhaps she can get used to all this ''Easy Living''.
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''Easy Living'' is a 1937 ScrewballComedy directed by Mitchell Leisen, and boasting a screenplay from Creator/PrestonSturges before his directing days.

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''Easy Living'' is a 1937 ScrewballComedy directed by Mitchell Leisen, Creator/MitchellLeisen, and boasting a screenplay from Creator/PrestonSturges before his directing days.


Yet, it causes some major events for Mary: she's fired from her job at ''The Boys' Constant Companion'' magazine, because of the coat's dubious origins, and an eccentric man, Louis Louis, offers her accommodations in his empty hotel, The Hotel Louis, for no apparent reason--only seven dollars a day. But even with the newly acquired luxury suite, thereís no food.

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Yet, it causes some major events for Mary: she's fired from her job at ''The Boys' Constant Companion'' magazine, magazine because of the coat's dubious origins, and an eccentric man, Louis Louis, offers her accommodations in his empty hotel, The Hotel Louis, for no apparent reason--only seven dollars a day. But even with the newly acquired luxury suite, thereís no food.

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* SustainedMisunderstanding: Mr Louis believing that Mary is Mr Ball Jr.'s mistress and Mary believing that she was hired to boost the hotel to anyone.


* HereWeGoAgain: The film begins with a fur coat falling on an unsuspecting girl, and ends the same way.

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* HereWeGoAgain: The film begins with a fur coat falling on an unsuspecting girl, leading to a series of misunderstandings, and ends the same way.way with another girl getting rained on by a fur coat, suggesting the same thing starting to happen once again.


* HereWeGoAgain: The film begins with a fur coat falling on an unsuspecting girl, and ends the same way. * IdleRich: Jenny Ball spends $58,000[[note]]which is roughly worth $1 million today[[/note]] on ''one'' sable coat. And she's got a closet full of them!

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* HereWeGoAgain: The film begins with a fur coat falling on an unsuspecting girl, and ends the same way.
* IdleRich: Jenny Ball spends $58,000[[note]]which is roughly worth $1 million today[[/note]] on ''one'' sable coat. And she's got a closet full of them!


With the fall of a sable coat during her morning bus ride, Mary Smithís (Creator/JeanArthur) world is turned upside down.

She tries to return it to the rich-looking man (Edward Arnold), but he tells her to keep it. Unbeknownst to Mary, this man's the famous financier, J. B. Ball Sr., who could do without a few sable coats. He even buys her a matching hat to replace the one he ruined.

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''Easy Living'' is a 1937 ScrewballComedy directed by Mitchell Leisen, and boasting a screenplay from Creator/PrestonSturges before his directing days.

With the fall of a sable coat during her morning bus ride, Mary Smithís (Creator/JeanArthur) world is turned upside down. \n\n She tries to return it to the rich-looking man (Edward Arnold), but he tells her to keep it. Unbeknownst to Mary, this man's the famous financier, J. B. Ball Sr., who could do without a few sable coats. He even buys her a matching hat to replace the one he ruined.



A nice, light screwball comedy from 1937 directed by Mitchell Leisen, and boasting a screenplay from Creator/PrestonSturges before his directing days.



!!Tropes:
* TheAllegedCar: J. B. Ball Jr. spends $11,000 on a foreign jalopy.

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!!Tropes:
!!This film provides examples of:

* TheAllegedCar: J. B. Ball Jr. spends $11,000 on a foreign jalopy.AudienceMurmurs: The reaction of the staff at The Boys' Constant Companion when Mary enters with her fur coat.



* {{Bookends}}: The film begins with a fur coat falling on an unsuspecting girl, and ends the same way.
* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: J. B. Ball Jr. finally hears the rumors and believes that Mary is his fatherís mistress, leading to this trope. [[spoiler: He, realizing his silliness for throwing away a great girl, calls the police brigade to stop her car, and get her back.]]

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* %%* {{Bookends}}: The film begins with a fur coat falling on an unsuspecting girl, and ends the same way.
* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: J. B. Ball Jr. finally hears the rumors and believes that Mary is his fatherís mistress, leading to this trope. [[spoiler: He, realizing his silliness for throwing away a great girl, calls the police brigade to stop her car, and get her back.]]
see HereWeGoAgain



* ContrivedCoincidence: Mary encountering Mr Ball Sr. and Jr. in different locations the same day is a stretch.
* DelayedReaction: Mary's late reaction to Ball Jr's perky good night kiss. Justified since she was half asleep at that point.



* ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt: A paper boy hands Mr Ball Jr. the papers that inform him about his father's busniess troubles.
* FollowThatCar: Ball Jr. going after Mary at the end.



* IdleRich: Jenny Ball spends $58,000 on ''one'' sable coat. And she's got a closet full of them!

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* HereWeGoAgain: The film begins with a fur coat falling on an unsuspecting girl, and ends the same way. * IdleRich: Jenny Ball spends $58,000 $58,000[[note]]which is roughly worth $1 million today[[/note]] on ''one'' sable coat. And she's got a closet full of them!



* OffscreenCrash: Happens in the scene when J. B. Ball rams in the door to his wife's bedroom.



--->'''J.B. Ball''': Do you own a fur coat?
--->'''Mary Smith''':No.I don't, but I---
--->'''J.B. Ball''': ''[laughs]'' That's where you're wrong, you own that one. Happy birthday!
--->'''Mary Smith''': Now, just a minute, Santa Claus. What's the matter with it, is it hot (slang for "stolen")?
--->'''J. B. Ball''': I don't know; I've never worn one.

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--->'''J.-->'''J.B. Ball''': Do you own a fur coat?
--->'''Mary -->'''Mary Smith''':No.I don't, but I---
--->'''J.-->'''J.B. Ball''': ''[laughs]'' That's where you're wrong, you own that one. Happy birthday!
--->'''Mary -->'''Mary Smith''': Now, just a minute, Santa Claus. What's the matter with it, is it hot (slang for "stolen")?
--->'''J.-->'''J. B. Ball''': I don't know; I've never worn one.



* RagsToRiches: From her lonely apartment, to a luxury suite in a fancy hotel, Mary gets all the fixings.

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* RagsToRiches: From her lonely apartment, to a luxury suite in a fancy hotel, Mary gets all the fixings. All due to a misunderstanding.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: The telegrapher seems to operate this way as the telegram from Mr Louis to Mary attests: Can I See You At Once Question Mark. Urgent Exclamation Point.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Mr Ball Jr.


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* SkewedPriorities: During J. B. Ball's StaircaseTumble in the opening scene, his butler is only concerned about the state of his lord's trousers.


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* ThirdActMisunderstanding: J. B. Ball Jr. finally hears the rumors and believes that Mary is his fatherís mistress, leading to this trope. [[spoiler: He, realizing his silliness for throwing away a great girl, calls the police brigade to stop her car, and get her back.]]


--->'''Mary Smith''': Now, just a minute, Santa Claus. What's the matter with it, is it hot ''[slang for stolen]''?

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--->'''Mary Smith''': Now, just a minute, Santa Claus. What's the matter with it, is it hot ''[slang (slang for stolen]''?"stolen")?


She tries to return it to the rich-looking man (Edward Arnold), but he tells her to keep it. Unbeknownst to Mary, this man's the famous financier, J. B. Ball Sr., who could do without a few sable coats. He even buys her a matching hat, to replace the one he ruined.

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She tries to return it to the rich-looking man (Edward Arnold), but he tells her to keep it. Unbeknownst to Mary, this man's the famous financier, J. B. Ball Sr., who could do without a few sable coats. He even buys her a matching hat, hat to replace the one he ruined.


[[caption-width-right:350: Something strange is happening around here...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Something Something's strange is happening around here...about Mary...]]


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[[caption-width-right:220:Some canoodling going on here.]]

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[[caption-width-right:220:Some canoodling going on here.
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[[caption-width-right:350: Something strange is happening around here...
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* BlessedWithSuck: Furs, jewelry, a palatial hotel suite--Mary gets it all. But having so many luxuries heaped on her at once without any understandable explanation eventually eats away at her (already slightly shaky) sanity.

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* BlessedWithSuck: Furs, jewelry, a palatial hotel suite--Mary gets it all. But having so many luxuries heaped on her at once the once-starving woman without any understandable explanation eventually eats away at her (already slightly shaky) sanity.


* BlessedWithSuck: Furs, jewelry, a palatial hotel suite--Mary gets it all. But having so many luxuries heaped on her at once without any understandable explanation eventually eats away at her (already slightly shaky) sanity.



* CursedWithAwesome: Furs, jewelry, a palatial hotel suite--Mary gets it all. But having so many luxuries heaped on her at once without any understandable explanation eventually eats away at her (already slightly shaky) sanity.


* CursedWithAwesome: Furs, jewelry, a palatial hotel room--Mary gets it all. But having so many luxuries heaped on her at once eventually eats away at her (already slightly shaky) sanity.

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* CursedWithAwesome: Furs, jewelry, a palatial hotel room--Mary suite--Mary gets it all. But having so many luxuries heaped on her at once without any understandable explanation eventually eats away at her (already slightly shaky) sanity.

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