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Bathing Beauty (1944)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical  -  July 1944 (USA)
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A contrived misunderstanding leads to the breakup of a songwriter and his fiancée. She returns to work as a gym teacher at an all-girls school, but a legal loophole allows the man to enroll as one of her students.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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George Adams
Bill Goodwin ...
Professor Willis Evans
Jean Porter ...
Jean Allenwood
Nana Bryant ...
Dean Clinton
Carlos Ramírez ...
Carlos Ramirez
Ethel Smith ...
Ethel Smith - Music Teacher
Xavier Cugat Orchestra ...
Cugat Orchestra (as Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra)
Lina Romay ...
Lina Romay
Harry James Orchestra ...
Harry James Orchestra (as Harry James and His Music Makers)
Helen Forrest ...
Helen Forrest
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Chester Klazenfrantz
Jacqueline Dalya ...
Maria Dorango
Francis Pierlot ...
Professor Hendricks
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Storyline

Songwriter Steve Elliott is about to marry Caroline Brooks. A strange woman who's been paid by Steve's agent to say she's his wife interrupts the ceremony. An angry Caroline gets her old job back teaching at a girl's college. Determined to win her back, Steve enrolls in the school to become its only male student. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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M.G.M's Mammoth Technicolor Musical Spectacle!

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Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Release Date:

July 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Co-Ed  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,361,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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Quotes

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Soundtracks

I'll Take the High Note
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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Sung and danced by Red Skelton, Jean Porter, Janis Paige, Carlos Ramírez,
Helen Forrest, Harry James and Buddy Moreno with Harry James and His Music Makers and Ethel Smith on organ
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30 August 2004 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I was fourteen-years-old when this film was released and naturally eager to see the fabulous Esther Williams. However, I was totally mesmerized by Harry James, premier trumpeter of his day. His playing was absolutely dynamite. I had never heard anything like it. I made up my mind then and there that I wanted to do that. I went on to a successful trumpet-playing career largely due to the initial influence of the great James. In those days (Mid 1940's) everyone wanted to be a trumpet player (unlike the deluge of guitars today)mainly due to the influence of Harry James. I am impressed to this day whenever the film is shown on TV. For those of you unfamiliar with the film or of Harry James, I strongly recommend it, especially for young budding trumpet players.


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