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Bathing Beauty (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | July 1944 (USA)
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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George Adams
Bill Goodwin ...
Professor Willis Evans
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Jean Allenwood
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Dean Clinton
Carlos Ramírez ...
Carlos Ramirez
Ethel Smith ...
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra ...
Cugat Orchestra
Lina Romay ...
Lina Romay
Harry James and His 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

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July 1944 (USA)  »

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The Co-Ed  »

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$2,361,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles on KTTV (Channel 11) Friday 25 January 1957, in New York City on WCBS (Channel 2) 2 January 1959, and in San Francisco on KGO-TV (Channel 7) 9 May 1959 . At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. See more »

Quotes

Themselves: But he doesn't like pools!
Themselves: Wait till you see what's in it!
George Adams: Don't tell me it's a woman - he'd never fall for a bathing suit.
Themselves: Wait till you see what's in it!
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By the Waters of Minnetonka: an Indian Love Song
(1914)(uncredited)
Music by Thurlow Lieurance
Lyrics by J.M. Cavanass
Played by Ethel Smith on organ with the MGM Studio Orchestra
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Beautiful, refreshing, funny.
7 June 2008 | by (Bogotá, Colombia) – See all my reviews

Bathing Beauty is one of those films that one can see over and over again. Lavishly produced and with a wonderful and exciting music, it is a picture that must be included in every DVD collection. My first contact with this movie was one late night when I taped it from our local TV station. Then, several years later, my daughter Paloma was only 10 when she saw it for the first time. She was fascinated!! Now she is 18 and knows the music and most of the script by heart. Esther Williams is beautiful, very warm and excellent swimmer. Skelton funny as always. Although the plot is silly, it serves as a frame for a wonderful presentation of long past artists such as our Colombian Carlos Julio Ramírez who was considered one of our best baritones. Also, Xavier Cugat "Cugie", Harry James and Ethel Smith. Today we have no artists like them. So if you enjoy MGM musicals, you will enjoy this one quite a lot!!


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