Neptune's Daughter (1949)

Not Rated  |   |  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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Complete credited cast:
José O'Rourke
Betty Barrett
Joe Backett
Xavier Cugat ...
Xavier Cugat
Lukie Luzette
Mac Mozolla
George Mann ...
Tall Wrangler
Frank Mitchell ...
Little Wrangler


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 <>

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Release Date:

June 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La hija de Neptuno  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Frank Loesser's "Baby, It's Cold Outside" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, other songwriters protested because Loesser had originally written it in 1944 as a duet for himself and his wife to sing at parties, and they argued that it should not therefore be counted as an "original" song. But the Academy ruled that since the song had never been performed PROFESSIONALLY before it appeared in the film, it was therefore eligible, and it went on to win the award. See more »


Throughout the movie Mel Blanc's character is referred to as Julio, but in the cast credits at the end of the film his name is Pancho. See more »


Referenced in Remington Steele: Elegy in Steele (1984) See more »


Baby, It's Cold Outside
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Ricardo Montalban and Esther Williams
also performed by Red Skelton and Betty Garrett
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22 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hey, this is a topper. One of the best of WILLIAMS swim films, mainly because it has the great Betty Garrett. Her scenes are wonderful, and she and Red Skelton are wonderful together. The Red and Betty seduction scene where he's trying to act like a Spaniard is sensational and wait until he tastes Garretts appetizer. Sheer genius. The new DVD copy is terrific, sharp and clear. Yes, its MGM's clean-cut studio bound movie, but it's what MGM did best. Haven't seen the other WILLIAMS movies in the collection yet, but am looking forward. Also looking forward to another volume and hope that her best, yet under-rated SKIRTS AHOY is included. See this for pure fun.

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