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Neptune's Daughter -- Mistaken identity complicates a polo player's romance with a bathing suit designer.

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Director:
Writers:
Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay)
Ray Singer (additional dialogue) ...
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Release Date:
June 1949 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Queen of TECHNICOLOR MUSICALS! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(19 articles)
The Birds, Inglourious Basterds Actor Taylor Dead at 84
 (From Alt Film Guide. 8 January 2015, 6:41 PM, PST)

Esther Williams obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 7 June 2013, 4:02 PM, PDT)

Actress Esther Williams dies
 (From RealBollywood. 6 June 2013, 11:10 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Not good, but with a couple of points of interest See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Esther Williams ... Eve Barrett

Red Skelton ... Jack Spratt

Ricardo Montalban ... José O'Rourke

Betty Garrett ... Betty Barrett

Keenan Wynn ... Joe Backett
Xavier Cugat ... Xavier Cugat

Ted de Corsia ... Lukie Luzette

Mike Mazurki ... Mac Mozolla

Mel Blanc ... Pancho
George Mann ... Tall Wrangler
Frank Mitchell ... Little Wrangler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Model (uncredited)
Bette Arlen ... Model (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Model (uncredited)
Georgia Clancy ... Minor Role (uncredited)

G. Pat Collins ... Detective (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Groom (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Juan Duval ... Groom / Voice of Record (voice) (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ... Radio Contest Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Barton Fellows ... Announcer (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Swim Race Official (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Woman at Swim Suit Show (uncredited)
Diane Gump ... Model (uncredited)
Jackie Hammette ... Model (uncredited)
Tom Hanlon ... Polo Match Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Theresa Harris ... Matilda the Maid (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Clarence Hennecke ... Gardner (uncredited)
Michael Jordan ... Henchman #2 (uncredited)
Harold Krueger ... Coach (uncredited)

Joi Lansing ... Linda (uncredited)
Bill Lewin ... Swim Race Official (uncredited)
Kay Mansfield ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lillian Molieri ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Matt Moore ... Swim Race Official (uncredited)
Lonnie Pierce ... Model (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... Henchman #1 (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... Announcer (uncredited)
Sara Shane ... Miss Pratt (uncredited)
Dick Simmons ... Mr. Magoo (uncredited)
Henry Sylvester ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Dee Turnell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Danilo Valente ... South American Player (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Canford (uncredited)
Roque Ybarra ... Groom (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Buzzell 
 
Writing credits
Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay)

Ray Singer (additional dialogue) and
Dick Chevillat (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Jack Cummings .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leo Arnaud (uncredited)
George Stoll (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Rosher 
 
Film Editing by
Cotton Warburton  (as Irvine Warburton)
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno 
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Irene 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Dave Friedman .... production manager (uncredited)
William Kaplan .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Freeman .... assistant director
Jack Greenwood .... assistant director: Buzzell unit (uncredited)
Charles O'Malley .... assistant director: Donahue unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Krams .... associate set decorator
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
Ralph A. Pender .... sound (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Barnes .... grip (uncredited)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Shugrue .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo Arnaud .... orchestrator
Hechavarria Rafael Cueto .... composer: song "Carnavales De Oriente"
Jack Donohue .... musical numbers creation and direction
Rafael Hernández .... composer: song "Cachita"
Esy Morales .... composer: song "Jungle Fantasy"
Bernardo Sancristóbal .... composer: song "Cachita"
George Stoll .... musical director
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Grace Dubray .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia:
Esther Williams was pregnant, with her first son, Benjamin Stanton "Ben" Gage, while this movie, Neptune's Daughter was being filmed.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jungle RhumbaSee more »

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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Not good, but with a couple of points of interest, 10 August 2008
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Lame musical comedy starring Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalbahn. Williams plays a bathing suit designer who wants to protect her sister, Betty Garrett, from Montalbahn, a polo star and Lothario whom Garrett has fallen for. Really, though, Garrett has fallen for Red Skelton, who pretends to be Montalbahn. While Williams thinks she's keeping Montalbahn occupied, the two, as you expect, fall in love. Williams is a pretty boring actress, famously only "something" when she's wet, and she's kept out of the water for 95% of the movie, and they even cut away from what promises to be an epic water ballet in the final moments. The only amusing moments come between Skelton and Garrett, though their antics never rise above slightly amusing. They have good chemistry, though. It's too bad their studio didn't recognize it at the time, because they should have been paired again. There are two bits of interest in the film: first, it won the Oscar for best song, Frank Loesser's "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Now there's a trivia question! The song doesn't even make sense in the movie. As far as I could tell, the movie takes place in California. Even if I'm incorrect on that, it certainly was never cold in the movie, and why would someone even write a song about the cold and snowstorms for an Esther Williams movie? Weird. It's a great song, of course, and the best part of the film. Both couples sing it in full back to back, with Garrett and Skelton reversing the roles the second time around. The second thing, there's this one character in the movie named Pancho, who works for the polo team or something. When he began to talk, I was thinking, "Wow, what a stereotypical accent. Sounds just like Speedy Gonzales." Then, "Wow, really a lot like Speedy Gonzales. Wait a second… that actor looks like…" Yes, it was! Mel Blanc, playing a guy who sounds just like Speedy Gonzales. I didn't know Mel Blanc did anything live action.

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