A screwball classic from 1937, Easy Living shows off actress Jean Arthur’s zany charm to perfection. Written by Preston Sturges, the movie begins with Arthur’s character, an average working girl, minding her own business when an expensive sable coat falls right on top of her.

Hijinks and misunderstandings ensue as a result of the fur mix-up. Typical of the screwball genre, class and wealth get turned on their head as something as simple as a sable causes everyone to misunderstand the natural order of things.

With terrific supporting parts for Edward Arnold and Ray Milland, Easy Living reminds me of the possibility inherent, but almost never tapped, for modern romantic comedies.

Grade: A

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