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Easy to Love(1953)

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Pre-production items in Hollywood Reporter and M-G-M News announced that Easy to Love would star Lana Turner, and be produced by John Houseman, directed by Mervyn LeRoy and written by Robert Buckner. An February 11, 1953 Hollywood Reporter news item includes Colleen Gallant in the cast, but her appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. Portions of the film were shot on location at the Cypress Gardens resort in Winterhaven, FL. Information in the file on the film in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library reveals that Vic Mizzy and Mann Curtis submitted an additional song, "Louisiana," that was not used in the final film.
       According to the review of the film in Los Angeles Daily News, the dancers performing in the New York nightclub, who are shown only from the waist down, were director Charles Walters and Cyd Charisse. Easy to Love features an elaborate water-skiing sequence in which Esther Williams and one hundred other water-skiers ski in formation through Florida's Lake Eloise, maneuvering around 85-foot geysers and executing high-speed jumps. At the finale of the production number, Williams dives into the lake from a trapeze suspended from a helicopter.