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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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In one sequence Red Skelton's character is trapped inside a house by a large dog. He escapes by removing the hinge pins from the door, picking up the door and, as the dog comes inside he holds the door between them and goes out. Red said that they had written themselves into a corner and could not come up with a way for him to get out. They were going to scrap the scene when the comedian Buster Keaton visited the set, took one look and told them how to do it.
At the time of its release, this was MGM's third-highest grossing film, after Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ and Gone with the Wind.
In one sequence Red Skelton's character appears in a tutu. In a later interview Red said it was uncomfortable because he had to have his chest, back and underarms shaved for this costume.
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