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 »
A swim teacher and a wealthy businessman are married after a brief courtship. A charming war hero falls in love with this newly-married woman, after her husband abandons her on their honeymoon for the sake of a business meeting.
Expected to follow his opera star father into the business, but discontent with his life; a young man pursues a career in popular music and romances the aquatic-ballet dancer he met during his time in the service.
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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This features a rare on-camera appearance by legendary voice actor Mel Blanc. He speaks in a Mexican accent close to the Speedy Gonzales voice he would begin using four years later for Warner Bros. cartoons. 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 »
In 1949 it probably made perfect sense that a smart and athletically gifted driven woman would have to choose between the bathing suit business SHE BUILT and marriage to a man she just met. Now, it seems absolutely ridiculous. In fact, Williams' supposedly 'scatterbrained' sister (Betty Garrett) actually seems like the more open minded worldly one watching it today. So if you can avoid those details getting on your nerves, this is worth watching, not a must-see, but worth watching.
It should also be pointed out that this movie would be nothing without Betty Garrett and Red Skelton. If Garrett were in the lead role, this would probably escalate from a fair movie to an excellent one. (And that goes for all the films she was ever in!) But alas, our leads are Williams and Montalban, both drop dead gorgeous, but not much else. Her swim number doesn't come until the end, and it's hardly the grandest of her career. And RM's bod is hot, as usual, even by today's personal-trainerized standards. Still, you'll spend most of your time wanting Betty and Red to come back on, and then it's fun again.
P.S. Just so you know, despite "Baby, It's Cold Outside", this does NOT have a holiday theme.
P.P.S. If you want to watch a dramatic film afterwards as a contrast, rent "A Place in the Sun", since it also involves a bathing suit company (and that's where the similarity ends).
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