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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
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Professor Willis Evans
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Jean Allenwood
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Dean Clinton
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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
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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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$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 Friday 25 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) , and in Philadelphia Sunday 23 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New York City it first aired 2 January 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in San Francisco 9 May 1959 on KGO (Channel 7) . 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

Professor Hendricks: Are we keeping you awake, Mr. Elliot?
Steve Elliot: Barely.
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Soundtracks

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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A Classic!
25 August 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Of course,the story was not very interesting - or,in other words,forgettable. Also,many of the gags weren't really funny. But all that doesn't count for it is Esther Williams' first starring feature

  • and she is so lovely and wonderful in the aquatic scenes,where she shows


all her talents! The aquatic scenes are also well choreographed,the music for them is well chosen,the side-scene as colorful and kitschy as fabulous and the show furious and excellent! I also liked the appearances of the music stars... all in all,a typical Hollywood musical classic!


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