Set against the background of Florida's Cypress Gardens, and featuring many stretches of water carnival-ballet numbers, the slight story line finds swimming star Julie Hallerton (Esther Williams) in love with Ray Lloyd (Van Johnson), her boss and the creator and operator of the operation. She stays mostly wet, while he stays mostly disinterested in anything other than the cash receipts. Written by
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MGM's spectacular Technicolor musical excitingly filmed in Florida's beautiful Cypress Gardens!
25 December 1953 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
At the very end of Esther Williams's water-skiing extravaganza, the camera shoots a long pullback shot of her on a platform with flags hoisting into view on either side; the shot then makes a stationary jump (albeit on cue with the music) to the same shot with jet fountains coming in from both sides like a curtain closing. You can see it's two different shots because Williams's right hand is up in the first one, then suddenly down in the second. See more
Music by Carmen Lombardo
and Johnny Green
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Tony Martin See more