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

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

July 1944 (USA)  »

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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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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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Bim, Bam, Bum
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Music and Lyrics by Johnnie Camacho, Noro Morales and Harold Adamson
Sung by Lina Romay with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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A lavish water spectacle...

One MGM musical of the time launched a career that flourished for the balance of the decade… A champion swimmer and a tall, strikingly pretty woman, Esther Williams had played small roles in two MGM films when she was starred in "Bathing Beauty." She played a swimming teacher at a girls' school whose husband (Red Skelton) enrolls at the school to be near her...

The plot was merely an excuse for knockabout antics by Skelton and especially for Williams' aquacades… The pattern was fixed for the rest of the series of popular light musicals she starred in: Williams as a smiling mermaid moving balletically underwater to the strains of a pleasing melody…

Bathing Beauty's finale is a lavish water spectacle with the star as the focal point of intricate underwater formations…


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