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Dorothy Kingsley (adaptation)
George Oppenheimer (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 July 1946 (USA) See more »
IT'S A MARRY-GO-ROUND...!!! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »
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Van Johnson ... William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler

Esther Williams ... Connie Allenbury Chandler

Lucille Ball ... Gladys Benton

Keenan Wynn ... Warren Haggerty

Cecil Kellaway ... J.B. Allenbury
Carlos Ramírez ... Carlos Ramírez
Ben Blue ... Spike Dolan
Ethel Smith ... Ethel Smith - Organ Player

June Lockhart ... Barbara 'Babs' Norvell

Grant Mitchell ... Homer Henshaw
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Burns Norvell
Paul Harvey ... Curtis Farwood
Jonathan Hale ... Hector Boswell
James Flavin ... Joe
Celia Travers ... Mary, Farwood's Secretary
Sybil Merritt ... Receptionist
Sondra Rodgers ... Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bailey ... Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)
Nina Bara ... Rumba Dancer (uncredited)
Katherine Black ... Masseuse (uncredited)
Karin Booth ... Clerk (uncredited)
Louise Burnette ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
George Calliga ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Fidel Castro ... Poolside Spectator (uncredited)
Chavo de Leon ... Rumba Dancer (uncredited)
Patricia Denise ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ... Waiter (Local 950) (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Mrs. Dibson (uncredited)
Fred Fisher ... Waiter (uncredited)
Joel Friedkin ... 2nd Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Phyllis Graffeo ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Private Detective (uncredited)
Charles Knight ... Butler (uncredited)
George Mann ... Theodore - Homer Henshaw's Assistant (uncredited)
Matt Mattox ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)
Kanza Omar ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jean Porter ... Frances (uncredited)
Guy Bates Post ... Roberts, Allebury's Butler (uncredited)
Mildred Sellers ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Lifeguard (uncredited)
Walter Soderling ... Mr. H.O. Dibson - Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Bouncer in Newspaper Office (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Mitzie Uehlien ... Girl at Pool (uncredited)
John Valentine ... Butler (uncredited)
Arthur Walsh ... Newspaper Office Boy (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Buzzell 
Buster Keaton (uncredited)
Edward Sedgwick (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Buster Keaton  uncredited
Dorothy Kingsley  adaptation
George Oppenheimer  screenplay "Libeled Lady"
Howard Emmett Rogers  screenplay "Libeled Lady"
Maurine Dallas Watkins  screenplay "Libeled Lady"

Produced by
Jack Cummings .... producer
Original Music by
Johnny Green 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr.  (as Harry Stradling)
Film Editing by
Blanche Sewell 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Hans Peters 
Set Decoration by
Jack Bonar 
Edwin B. Willis 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jay Marchant .... unit manager (uncredited)
Harry Poppe .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herman E. Webber .... assistant director (as Herman Webber)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Ralph A. Pender .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Newell Sparks .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
P. Richard Stevens .... unit mixer (uncredited)
John A. Williams .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Leavitt .... second camera (uncredited)
Frank Powolny .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Ted Duncan .... orchestrator
Johnny Green .... music supervisor
Johnny Green .... musical director
Edward Baravalle .... music mixer (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Jack Donohue .... dance director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Jack Baker .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Inger Norswing .... research assistant (uncredited)
Don Park .... technical advisor: swimming sequence (uncredited)
George Richelavie .... research director (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
106 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 16, 1948 with Van Johnson and Esther Williams reprising their film roles.See more »
William Stevens 'Bill' Chandler:You're too modest. Why, you're a woman of great depths, depths that have never been plumbed.
Gladys Benton:[referring to her boyfriend] No, Warren's not much of a plumber.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993) (TV)See more »
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A Treat for the Eyes, 27 March 2013
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Okay, I'll try to summarize the storyline. If Homer can prove Connie's a man stealer he'll escape a 2-million dollar lawsuit. So he hires Bill to catch Connie's eye. But Gladys is married to Bill or is it to Warren. Then again, maybe she isn't. But then Bill marries Connie, but Bill's already married or maybe he isn't since no one knows who's divorced whom. Anyway, I give up because the plot's not important, anyhow.

The movie's a visual treat, what with Williams, Johnson, and Ball being at their physical peak. I doubt there were three more beautiful people in Hollywood, especially Williams in a swimsuit. Then too, there's MGM's renowned production values lending the results a Technicolor sheen that makes you want to jump in. And is that really Fidel Castro at poolside (IMDB)! Now with all the physical assets, this musical comedy should be strictly memorable. But unfortunately it's not; as a mc the overall results are entertaining but only average. Director Buzzell fails to give many of the scenes the bounce they need, while the script has too many stretched-out, talky scenes. Together, we see pretty people in pretty places doing sometimes funny things (especially Ball), but without the needed zip, plus a storyline that defies analysis.

Well, that's pretty much the case except for Ball, who shows (surprise, surprise) a lively flair for adding her own comedic bounce. And, if I remember correctly, this was one of her first comedic outings in what, of course, would become a legendary career. And get a load of the array of hats she gets to wear. Some look like they were taken off the New York skyline. Still, that combination of fiery red hair and deep blue eyes is absolutely dazzling.

Anyway, this is the glamour studio MGM at its most glamorous and if the results are less than hoped, the movie's still a visual feast.

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