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Dangerous When Wet
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Director:
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 »
NewsDesk:
(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)

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"There ain't no flies on my mince pies." See more (12 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)
Molly 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: During the animated sequence Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse are both wearing green swim fins. Jerry falls into a clam which closes on him. It opens immediately and Jerry is no longer wearing the fins. A second later he has the fins on again.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:
Referenced in The Swimsuit Issue (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ain't Nature GrandSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"There ain't no flies on my mince pies.", 6 July 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

Katie Higgins (Esther Williams) is the eldest daughter of a dairy-farming family of health nuts. Health tonic promoter Windy Weebe (Jack Carson) convinces her to enter a contest to swim the English Channel. After arriving in Europe, Katie finds herself pursued by a dashing Frenchman (Fernando Lamas). This is one of Esther's best movies. She's gorgeous here, as she always was -- the Queen of Technicolor. The cast is great. Highlights include Barbara Whiting's performance of the cheeky song "I Like Men," Esther's famous underwater ballet with Tom & Jerry, and pretty much every scene with William Demarest. It's a very funny and charming musical comedy. A must-see for Esther fans.

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