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Bathing Beauty (1944) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by George Sidney and produced by Jack Cummings.

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Esther Williams proves she's a true... Bathing Beauty (1944)

By Michaela on Jun 3, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

For the eight weeks that I was away, I was so determined to keep my posts in synch with where I was at. I thought it would be cute... until I couldn't find any suitable films for Prague or Spain. I faced two restrictions: I didn't have anything in my DVD collection that worked, and whatever I did fi... Read full article


On the beach, but not a Bathing Beauty

By carole_and_co on Sep 16, 2015 From Carole & Co.

Carole Lombard is in that pic, fifth from left, taken sometime in 1928 during work on one of Mack Sennett's comedy shorts. Lombard apparently wasn't scheduled to appear in swimwear that day, as she's wearing a horizontally-striped sweater and skirt. Sennett himself is at far right, in a white hat.Ot... Read full article


On the beach, but not a Bathing Beauty

By carole_and_co on Sep 16, 2015 From Carole & Co.

Carole Lombard is in that pic, fifth from left, taken sometime in 1928 during work on one of Mack Sennett's comedy shorts. Lombard apparently wasn't scheduled to appear in swimwear that day, as she's wearing a horizontally-striped sweater and skirt. Sennett himself is at far right, in a white hat.Ot... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: BATHING BEAUTY (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 28, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Although she makes appearances in two earlier feature films, Bathing Beauty (1944) marks the debut of Esther Williams as a fully realized Hollywood star, with plenty of opportunities to show off her attractive figure and her signature swimming skills. This light, frothy comedy from director George S... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: BATHING BEAUTY (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 28, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Although she makes appearances in two earlier feature films, Bathing Beauty (1944) marks the debut of Esther Williams as a fully realized Hollywood star, with plenty of opportunities to show off her attractive figure and her signature swimming skills. This light, frothy comedy from director George S... Read full article


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Professor Hendricks: Are we keeping you awake, Mr. Elliot?
Steve Elliot: Barely.


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Some initial credits are not in the second set of credits, so the cast ordering uses the initial credits first and fills in the rest with the subsequent credits, according to IMDb policy.
Janis Paige's film debut.
The movie was initially to be titled "The Co-Ed" with Red Skelton having top billing. However, once MGM execs watched the first cut of the film, they realized that Esther Williams' role should be showcased more, and so changed the title to "Bathing Beauty", giving her top billing and featuring her bathing-suit clad figure on the posters.
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