IMDb > Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Neptune's Daughter
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Neptune's Daughter (1949) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
6.3/10   723 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 42% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay)
Ray Singer (additional dialogue) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Neptune's Daughter on IMDbPro.
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:
(18 articles)
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)

Esther Williams Dead, Swimmer and Bathing Beauty Star Was 91
 (From E! Online. 6 June 2013, 7:08 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
If you like Esther Williams movies you will probably like this See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)
Create a character page for: ?

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)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
95 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
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:
Soundtrack:
My Heart Beats FasterSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
If you like Esther Williams movies you will probably like this, 29 June 2010
Author: skiddoo from United States

She looked beautiful and youthful with her hair down, which happened infrequently in her movies, in an era when women wanted to look mature and sophisticated not young.

My feeling about Baby, It's Cold Outside is it was the comedic use of obviously phony arguments to underline the flirtatious ploy. They also didn't have family or neighbors to care if they stayed. (This certainly wasn't the first or last time a song was shoehorned into a movie, such as Easter Parade being sung in a rural setting in Holiday Inn when it is about NYC, or Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but this is undeniably one of the odder examples of that.) It reminded me,though, that my favorite Esther Williams scenes were set in winter, on Mackinac Island in This Time for Keeps.

I enjoyed Red Skelton (who would have done well to learn Spanish!) and Betty Garrett. My eyes glazed over from disinterest when they weren't on. I loved some of Esther's clothes, though, especially the swimsuit and wrap in the teaching scene with Skelton. (Where we saw one of the strangest ways to knock a fellow out.) It seemed to me the Keenan Wynn character and the Skelton and Garrett characters didn't belong in the same movie. Wynn seemed like he would have fit a drama rather than a light comedy, such as Skelton and Garrett showing how NOT to mount a horse. (The stunt work in this movie deserves praise.) Wynn's character, narration, and background music struck me as being more appropriate for something dark, maybe a crime of passion. Williams and Montalban's characters were somewhere down the middle. The poor fellow really did "get the business" as was cruelly pointed out.

Swimming scenes always make me wonder how many times everyone had to dry off and reshoot.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (15 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Ricardo Montalban Blondfashionisto
Absolutely Love this film marya4443
Polo Scene one of the funniest ronaldwf
Please Help! Need name of song! pjdaprinz
Chango Christianwoodruff
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Some Like It Hot Australia Gone with the Wind Original Sin On the Town
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.