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Neptune's Daughter (1949)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  June 1949 (USA)
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A swimsuit fashion designer is determined to protect her scatterbrained sister from a South American heart-breaker, but a case of mistaken identity complicates matters.

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Eve Barrett
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Jack Spratt
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José O'Rourke
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Betty Barrett
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Joe Backett
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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 Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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M.G.M's Queen of TECHNICOLOR MUSICALS! See more »


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In a 1999 interview, Esther Williams recalled that she and Ricardo Montalban were originally supposed to sing Frank Loesser's song, "I'd Love to Get You (On a Slow Boat to China)" in this film. But MGM's censors rejected the song as too suggestive. (Strangely, they interpreted "get" as "have" in a sexual sense.) When Williams asked Loesser for a new song, he offered the now-classic, "Baby, It's Cold Outside." The MGM censors offered no objection to it, even though Williams thought the lyrics were even more suggestive than "Slow Boat To China". See more »

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During the polo game at the end of the film, tire tracks from the camera car can be seen on the field right beside the players on horseback. See more »

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Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

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Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Betty Garrett with Red Skelton and Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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Bright and funny
3 September 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I am astonished about the low rating of this movie! There are of course many musicals which are boring and this one - I admit - does not feature very much. No great songs (despite "Baby it's cold outside - Oscar!), no great dancing and absolutely no great acting. But there is something to make the film special: The comedic timing is perfectly, the gags drop fluently. The supporting roles are fantastic: Red Skelton at his best and the absolutely wonderful Betty Garrett to team him (they should have made more movies!). Xavier Cugat and his orchestra play enthusiastic samba rhythms, the decoration of the picture is bright and joyful! There is no single boring moment, the whole film is like a short trip to the Caribbean sea with a fancy cocktail in your hand!


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