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Neptune's Daughter (1949)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | June 1949 (USA)
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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Cast

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José O'Rourke
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Betty Barrett
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Joe Backett
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Xavier Cugat
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Lukie Luzette
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Mac Mozolla
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Pancho
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Little Wrangler
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Storyline

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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With a Great Cast of Stars! Bathing Beauties! Songs and Spectacle! See more »


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June 1949 (USA)  »

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La hija de Neptuno  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In this film, Esther Williams plays a swimsuit designer. She later copied several designs from this film for a line of swimwear that she would create. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Betty Barrett: Actually, I have a date with him
[Red Skelton]
Betty Barrett: tonight.
Eve Barrett: Can't you get in enough trouble here without going below the border?
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Soundtracks

I Love Those Men
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Betty Garrett with Red Skelton and Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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"Any woman that's over size 20 should have her bathing suit made-to-order."
9 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Swimsuit designer (Esther Williams) has her hands full protecting her man-hungry sister (Betty Garrett). A case of mistaken identity has Esther thinking Betty's in love with Ricardo Montalban when it's really Red Skelton she's fallen for. Esther may spend most of the film out of the water but she's gorgeous as ever. Skelton and Garrett are lots of fun. Montalban is his flirty and charming best. There's also a live-action role for cartoon voice legend Mel Blanc, using his Speedy Gonzalez accent.

Fluffy fun with likable performances from everyone and beautiful Technicolor. Oscar-winning "Baby It's Cold Outside" song is justifiably a classic. Aquatic finale is excellent. We also are treated to a brief tour of a swimsuit factory, which I'm not ashamed to admit I found pretty interesting.


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