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Dangerous When Wet
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Writer:
Dorothy Kingsley (writer)
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Release Date:
3 July 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
MGM's splashy Technicolor musical! See more »
Plot:
A young woman enters a contest to be the first to swim the English Channel. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(16 articles)
Esther Williams obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 7 June 2013, 4:02 PM, PDT)

Wet She's a Star, Dry She Ain't: Williams' Post-mgm Years
 (From Alt Film Guide. 6 June 2013, 3:57 PM, PDT)

Esther Williams Dead At 91
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 6 June 2013, 1:11 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
OK vehicle for the talents of Esther Williams... See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Esther Williams ... Katie Higgins

Fernando Lamas ... André Lanet

Jack Carson ... Windy Weebe
Charlotte Greenwood ... Ma Higgins

Denise Darcel ... Gigi Mignon

William Demarest ... Pa Higgins
Donna Corcoran ... Junior Higgins
Barbara Whiting ... Suzie Higgins
Bunny Waters ... Greta
Henri Letondal ... Joubert
Paul Bryar ... Pierre
Jack Raine ... Stuart Frye
Richard Alexander ... Egyptian Channel swimmer
Tudor Owen ... Old Salt
Ann Codee ... Mrs. Lanet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Aubrey ... Bartender (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... French Mayor (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... Ad Lib (uncredited)
Aminta Dyne ... English Woman Guest (uncredited)
James Fairfax ... English Cab Driver (uncredited)
Ed Fury ... Hercules (uncredited)
Ben Gage ... Very tall swimmer (uncredited)
Mollie Glessing ... English Waitress (uncredited)
Arthur Gould-Porter ... English Steward (uncredited)
John McKee ... Photographer (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Reporter (uncredited)
Patrick O'Moore ... Bob Gerrard (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Walters 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dorothy Kingsley  writer

Produced by
George Wells .... producer
 
Original Music by
Albert Sendrey (uncredited)
George Stoll (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harold Rosson 
 
Film Editing by
John McSweeney Jr. 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sid Sidman .... assistant director
Carl 'Major' Roup .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Irving G. Ries .... special effects
 
Animation Department
Kenneth Muse .... animator (uncredited)
Ray Patterson .... animator (uncredited)
Irven Spence .... animator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Peter Ballbusch .... montage
 
Music Department
Skip Martin .... orchestrator
George Stoll .... musical director (as Georgie Stoll)
Scott Bradley .... composer: cartoon sequence (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joseph Barbera .... cartoons: Tom and Jerry
Billy Daniel .... choreographer
Alvord Eiseman .... color advisor: Technicolor
William Hanna .... cartoons: Tom and Jerry
Henri Jaffa .... technicolor color consultant
Fred Quimby .... cartoons: Tom and Jerry
Charles Walters .... choreographer
 
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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:
Lead actress, Esther Williams married lead actor, Fernando Lamas sixteen years after Dangerous When Wet (1953) was being filmed. Esther Williams was married to her second (of four husbands), Ben Gage, while Dangerous When Wet (1953) was being filmed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Katie and André begin swimming in André's pool, there is no inner tube in the water. After swimming around for a little while, Katie swims up through the middle of the tube and André pulls her back under the water.See more »
Quotes:
Katie Higgins:[shouting through the fog] Wendy. Wendy!
Windy Weebe:Katie where are you?
Katie Higgins:I'm on a yacht. With a Frenchman.
Windy Weebe:A Frenchman? Oh no.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ain't Nature GrandSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
OK vehicle for the talents of Esther Williams..., 21 January 2006
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

A farm family from Arkansas is tapped to swim in a race across the English Channel as part of a health drink promotional campaign. MGM musical isn't smothered with the usual studio-gloss, and Esther Williams is spunky and likable, but the plot is still pretty thin. Esther's on-screen romance with Fernando Lamas generated sparks off-screen (they were soon married in real-life), yet only a smidgen of this chemistry makes it into the movie. It is probably best remembered for the wonderful dream sequence wherein Williams swims with various cartoon characters, including Tom and Jerry. Not too bad: **1/2 from ****

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