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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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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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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

July 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Co-Ed  »

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Budget:

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

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of its release, this was MGM's third-highest grossing film, after Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and Gone with the Wind (1939). 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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Soundtracks

Magic is the Moonlight(Te quiero dijiste)
(1929)
Music and Spanish lyrics by María Grever
English lyrics by Charles Pasquale
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Carlos Ramírez in Spanish with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
Whistled by Red Skelton
Played often in the score
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The Pink Ballet Extravaganza
16 July 2008 | by (Columbus, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

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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