Monday, April 09, 2007

"Easy To Wed" On DVD In July

"Easy To Wed," the 1946 romantic comedy starring Van Johnson, Esther Williams and Lucille Ball will be released on Region 1 DVD on July 17, 2007.

The film will be apart of a DVD collection devoted to 'America's Favorite Mermaid,' Esther Williams, called TCM Spotlight: Esther Williams. The boxset will include "Bathing Beauty," "On an Island With You," "Easy To Wed," "Neptune's Daughter" and "Dangerous When Wet." All the films are new to DVD and in Technicolor. Warner Home Video provided this description:

Easy To Wed

When the local paper runs an untrue story claiming an heiress (Williams) is a husband stealer, she prepares to sue for libel. So a newspaper honcho (Keenan Wynn) devises a counter scheme to compromise her image: He’ll arrange a sham wedding between his fiancĂ©e (Lucille Ball) and a newsroom Romeo (Van Johnson), send the Romeo to woo the heiress, and make the phony story come true!

Special Features:

* Oscar-nominated Pete Smith Specialty comedy short SURE CURES
* Classic cartoon THE UNWELCOME GUEST
* Theatrical trailers of This Movie and LIBELED LADY

Unfortunately, you will not be able to purchase "Easy To Wed" individually. Warner Home Video's Press Release states:

The films will be available only as a collection in a collectible digi-pak gift and will sell for $49.92 SRP.

Lucille Ball plays the role of Gladys Benton in "Easy To Wed."

Region 1 DVDs are playable in Bermuda, Canada, United States and U.S. territories.

Related Links:
TCM Spotlight: Esther Williams Press Release
IMDB: Easy To Wed
The Official Esther Williams Website
Easy To Wed Fan Page
Another Easy To Wed Fan Page