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The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

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Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Postby feaito » April 18th, 2011, 12:34 pm

Ditto Re. "The More the Merrier"....and may I add "Midnight" (1939)??
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Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Postby JackFavell » April 18th, 2011, 3:32 pm

Absolutely! Midnight is my new fave.

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Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Postby feaito » April 18th, 2011, 8:25 pm

:D :D :D
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Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Postby RedRiver » May 30th, 2013, 12:45 pm

This is classic screwball comedy. Romantic, flighty, even a little political; a trait not unknown to the genre. If anything, EASY LIVING, with its Preston Sturges script, is even better. So silly it's sublime, the humor is almost ridiculous. Almost, but not quite. Well played by the romantic leads (a Mr. RAYMOND Milland if I'm not mistaken); also the stalwart supporting cast. No nonsense Edward Arnold, the father all the young executives it seems, brings strength and credibility to any movie. Franklin Pangborne? Count me in! These two comedies complement each other. Common actors, similar types, comparable quality. Good!

For the record, I also like the unrelated football story by the same title. Jacques Tourneur's EASY LIVING tweaks the usual emotions without ever losing respect for the material. It's straightforward melodrama and it plays nicely.

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Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Postby Fossy » May 30th, 2013, 4:56 pm

This is also a favourite of mine. I watched this only last week. This is one of the 22 Jean Arthur movies in my collection.

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Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Postby movieman1957 » May 30th, 2013, 10:05 pm

That's quite a collection, Fossy. I have a few old films but not nearly as many and most after "Easy Living."
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Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Postby Fossy » May 31st, 2013, 4:56 am

movieman1957 wrote:That's quite a collection, Fossy. I have a few old films but not nearly as many and most after "Easy Living."


Easy Living, another comedy starring comedienne par excellence Jean Arthur.Perhaps a bit of over acting by Luis Alberni and Edward Arnold, but good to relax and watch. The comedy of errors just seemed to go on and on.

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Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Postby RedRiver » May 31st, 2013, 1:16 pm

over acting by Luis Alberni and Edward Arnold

I suppose. But I never find Edward Arnold less than credible. He was a wonderful actor.

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Re: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Postby movieman1957 » May 31st, 2013, 1:28 pm

One could make an argument for Alberni overacting but he's fun. I don't think Arnold did.

I always thought he referred to the glass doors in the apartment as "inwisibles." What a nice place to live, huh?
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