Million Dollar Mermaid Overview:

Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyGeorge J. FolseyNominated

BlogHub Articles:

On Blu-ray: The Magnificent Esther Williams and Victor Mature in Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

By KC on Aug 20, 2020 From Classic Movies

Before I saw Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) for the first time, I read the passage in Esther William’s juicy memoir about the hot after hours affair she had with co-star Victor Mature. For that reason, this film has always been extra spicy for me. I’ll never know how much of my enjoyment ... Read full article

DOUBLE BILL #17: Thrill of a Romance (1945) and Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

By Carol Martinheira on Aug 12, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #17: Thrill of a Romance (1945) and Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) On August 12, 2018August 12, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Summer’s here, so I thought I’d go for a summer-themed Double Bill this month. And yeah, there’s a lot to choose f... Read full article

1001 Classic Movies: Million Dollar Mermaid

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 8, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Million Dollar Mermaid (1952), starring Esther Williams, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). August's theme coincides with TCM's ... Read full article

The Million Dollar Mermaid

on Sep 7, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

A few weeks ago I watched my first Esther Williams film, Dangerous When Wet (1953). During her heyday, Williams’ brand of swimming adventures were highly formulaic, escapist fare and I say they hold up extremely well in all their wacky aquatic acrobatics. Since then, I’ve been eager to c... Read full article

Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

By Cameron on May 26, 2014 From The Blonde At The Film

This is my contribution to the Classic Movie Blog Association’s?Fabulous Films of the 50s Blogathon which runs May 22-26. ?I’m thrilled to be participating, and it’s been great to read all the wonderful entries! Check?them out here. My fabulous film of the 50s is?Million Dollar Mer... Read full article

See all Million Dollar Mermaid articles

Quotes from

No Quote for this film.

Facts about

Considered by many to be one of the best examples of Technicolor cinematography.
In an interview Esther Williams said that she met and spoke with Annette Kellerman before filming began while attempting to get Kellerman's approval of Williams in the lead role. After the meeting Kellerman gave her complete approval and said she was pleased with the casting choice.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onDecember 14, 1953 with Esther Williams and Walter Pidgeon reprising their film roles.
read more facts about Million Dollar Mermaid...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Best Cinematography Oscar 1952

See more Academy Awards>>
Also directed by Mervyn LeRoy

More about Mervyn LeRoy >>
Also produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr.

More about Arthur Hornblow Jr. >>
Related Lists
Create a list

See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1952

See All 1952 films >>
More "True Story (based on)" films

See All "True Story (based on)" films >>
More "Show Business" films

See All "Show Business" films >>