A contrived misunderstanding leads to the breakup of a songwriter and his fiancée. She returns to work as a gym teacher at an all-girls school, but a legal loophole allows the man to enroll as one of her students.
Ellen Hallet is in love with her playboy boss, Douglas Morrison, but is too timid to do anything about it. To help her, her roommate Chris decides to step in and devises a plan. Chris ... See full summary »
Three Broadway producers struggling to get backing for their show hope one's sudden inheritance of a half interest in a Parisian fashion house is the answer. They travel to Paris only to learn the salon is in debt and requires their help.
Scatterbrained Betty Barrett mistakes masseur Jack Spratt for Jose O'Rourke, the captain of the South American polo team. Spratt goes along with the charade, but the situation becomes more complicated when they fall in love. Meanwhile, Betty's sensible older sister Eve fears Betty's heart will be broken when Jose returns to South America. She arranges to meet with the real O'Rourke and love soon blossoms between them as well.Written by
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In a 1999 interview, Esther Williams recalled that she and Ricardo Montalban were originally supposed to sing Frank Loesser's song, "I'd Love to Get You (On a Slow Boat to China)" in this film. But MGM's censors rejected the song as too suggestive. (Strangely, they interpreted "get" as "have" in a sexual sense.) When Williams asked Loesser for a new song, he offered the now-classic, "Baby, It's Cold Outside." The MGM censors offered no objection to it, even though Williams thought the lyrics were even more suggestive than "Slow Boat To China". Nearly 70 years later, in 2018, radio stations in Cleveland and San Francisco banned the song on the basis that it was too suggestive and contained implications of sexual harassment. See more »
Throughout the movie Mel Blanc's character is referred to as Julio, but in the cast credits at the end of the film his name is Pancho. See more »
"Any woman that's over size 20 should have her bathing suit made-to-order."
Swimsuit designer (Esther Williams) has her hands full protecting her man-hungry sister (Betty Garrett). A case of mistaken identity has Esther thinking Betty's in love with Ricardo Montalban when it's really Red Skelton she's fallen for. Esther may spend most of the film out of the water but she's gorgeous as ever. Skelton and Garrett are lots of fun. Montalban is his flirty and charming best. There's also a live-action role for cartoon voice legend Mel Blanc, using his Speedy Gonzalez accent.
Fluffy fun with likable performances from everyone and beautiful Technicolor. Oscar-winning "Baby It's Cold Outside" song is justifiably a classic. Aquatic finale is excellent. We also are treated to a brief tour of a swimsuit factory, which I'm not ashamed to admit I found pretty interesting.
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