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UCLA Film & Television Archive To Showcase the Films of Director Mitchell Leisen


This looks to be a really great line up of films. If you are in L.A. I definitely recommend you head out to these. I am a big fan of Easy Living, Death Takes a Holiday and Midnight, but if you can only see one of these films make it 1945’s Kitty with Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland. Basically, it is Pygmalion, but with prostitutes. It’s not on DVD and it’s a real treat.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Easy Living, 1937 (dir. Mitchell Leisen)


Mary Smith:  Didn’t you study to be anything?
John Ball Jr.: Anything like what?
Mary Smith:  Oh, like a dentist or something?
John Ball Jr.: Uh-uh.
Mary Smith:  Well, how did you expect to while away the hours after you grew up?
John Ball Jr.: I didn’t have to study to do that. In training, I’ve whiled away an hour in 26 minutes flat. Oh course, I’ve always had the dream I could do it in 25, but. . .