Easy Living (1937)

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Crazy comedy set in New York, about the consequences of banker, J.B. Ball (known as the Bull of Broad Street), one morning throwing his wife's latest fur coat off the roof of their home in anger at her unthinking extravagance. The coat lands on top of typist Mary Smith, who is travelling to work on public transport, and it crushes her hat. She tries to return it to its owner but Ball insists she keep it, and buys her a new hat to boot. Late for work at 'The Boy's Constant Companion' magazine, Mary loses her job. She is, however, soon invited to live in Hotel Louis, run by Louis Louis, who has mistaken her for Ball's girlfriend. Ball is soon to foreclose on Louis' mortgage and Louis hopes that by treating Mary well he will be able to remain open for business. When word gets round that Ball has a girlfriend staying at the hotel, lots of people want to stay there, hoping to meet or do business with a rich banker. Ball's son Johnny, meanwhile, who has left home in anger to make his own way in the world, has met Mary at an Automat and is also staying in her suite.

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