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.
A swim teacher and a wealthy businessman are married after a brief courtship. A charming war hero falls in love with this newly-married woman, after her husband abandons her on their honeymoon for the sake of a business meeting.
Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a paper man, gets ... See full summary »
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
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The movie was initially to be titled "The Co-Ed" with Red Skelton having top billing. However, once MGM execs watched the first cut of the film, they realized that Esther Williams' role should be showcased more, and so changed the title to "Bathing Beauty", giving her top billing and featuring her bathing-suit clad figure on the posters. See more »
Red Skelton as the pink-tutu ballerina is always hilarious and heartwarming. Esther Williams looks stunning, as always. The dog is a riot, and I love the part where Red calls him 'Lassie', lol. Basil Rathbone as a funny guy is so different from that droll type of part he usually plays. The "I'll Take the High Note" scene was brilliant. Red Skelton as more of the straight man, romantic type, is different and refreshing. That he could dance as well as sing was surprising, and he looked so professional, showing up that music professor. The lady playing the organ was fantastic, and those beautifully-designed shoes she wore were so excellent to look at. Good to see the famous Harry James and Xavier Cugat in this movie.
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