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Scatterbrained Betty Barrett mistakes masseur Jack Spratt for Jose O'Rourke, the captain of the South American polo team. Spratt goes along with the charade, but the situation becomes more complicated when they fall in love. Meanwhile, Betty's sensible older sister Eve fears Betty's heart will be broken when Jose returns to South America. She arranges to meet with the real O'Rourke and love soon blossoms between them as well. Written by
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Like so many of Esther Williams' movies, this one is enjoyable but also complete nonsense. After all, a movie which features a lengthy underwater ballet at the end can't be taken very seriously!
The film begins with a South American polo team coming to the States. Its star is José O'Rourke (Ricardo Montalban) and an idiot, Jack (Red Skelton), decides to pretend to be him in order to win Betty's heart (Betty Garrett). However, O'Rourke has no idea that Jack is posing as him--nor does Betty's sister, Eve (Williams). Instead, Even thinks that O'Rourke is a gigolo--with VERY bad intentions. When she confronts the real O'Rourke, he has no idea what's going on but goes along with it, as he's smitten with Eve. What's next? See this silly film for yourself.
If you cannot let yourself just sit back and enjoy all the silliness, then you'll probably have a very hard time watching. After all, NO SANE PERSON would think Red Skelton looked or sounded Hispanic!! And, some of the music is silly (especially the water ballet). But, if you can forget about this, the film actually is pretty cute, funny and features the wonderful Oscar-winning song "Baby It's Cold Outside" for the first time in a movie. Well worth seeing...but silly and inconsequential.
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