Easy Come, Easy Go (1947 film)

Easy Come, Easy Go is a 1947 film directed by John Farrow.

Easy Come, East Go
Directed byJohn Farrow
Produced byKenneth Macgowan
Written byFrancis Edward Faragoh
Anne Froelick
John McNulty
StarringBarry Fitzgerald
Diana Lynn
Sonny Tufts
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyDaniel L. Fapp
Paramount Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 7, 1947 (1947-03-07)
Running time
77 mins
CountryUnited States
Box office$1 million[1]


Martin Donovan's compulsive gambling leaves him constantly broke and under arrest from a gambling-house raid. He also places bets for tenants of his boardinghouse, who lose their money and ability to pay the rent.

Martin's daughter, Connie, is courted by cabbie Kevin O'Connor and cop Dale Whipple while her dad fears losing her. Kevin wins her heart, but loses every cent due to taking Martin's betting advice. When the two men are arrested, a disgusted Connie bails them out but leaves Kevin for the more responsible Dale.

Tim Donovan, brother of Martin, has a job with the police as a diver. He and Martin come upon a sunken treasure, but Martin, whose philosophy is "easy come, easy go," promptly squanders all the loot. Not knowing what else to do, Connie tries to solve her dad's debts by taking bets on a horse race. Dale ends up arresting her. The horse wins, but it takes a car accident for Martin to finally see the light and the error of his ways.



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