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Dangerous When Wet (1953)

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Brought up in a family of swimmers, an Arkansas girl (Esther Williams) decides to risk crossing the English Channel after a shady promotions man (Jack Carson) pressures her (just to drum up sales for his vitamins). With the encouragement of a champagne salesman (Fernando Lamas)--who rescued her while she was practicing--she just might be able to do it. Animated cat-and-mouse team Tom & Jerry make a notable appearance swimming with Williams.

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Cast

Esther Williams
as Katy Higgins
Fernando Lamas
as Andre Lanet
Denise Darcel
as Gigi Mignon
William Demarest
as Pa Higgins
Donna Corcoran
as Junior Higgins
Barbara Whiting
as Suzie Higgins
Paul Bryar
as Pierre
Jack Raine
as Stuart Frye
Richard Alexander
as Egyptian Channel Swimmer
Tudor Owen
as Old Salt
Ann Codee
as Mrs. Lanet
Roger Moore
as Reporter
John McKee
as Photographer
Eugene Borden
as French Mayor
Arthur E. Gould-Porter
as English Steward
Aminta Dyne
as English Woman Guest
John R. McKee
as Photographer
James Fairfax
as English Cab Driver
Molly Glessing
as English Waitress
Patrick O'Moore
as Bob Gerrard
Pat O'Moore
as Bob Gerrard
Jimmy Aubrey
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Dangerous When Wet

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This splashy musical stars Esther Williams and her future husband Fernando Lamas.

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Audience Reviews for Dangerous When Wet

Most enjoyable MGM musical with an all-star cast; everybody gets to swim with Esther Williams, including Tom & Jerry.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt
½

Another of Esther Williams's better films; the swimming is worked into the plot well with the contest across the English Channel, and Williams and Fernando Lamas have great chemistry. Most of the songs are pretty forgettable and not very well-integrated into the story, but it's a classic for the sequence where Williams swims with Tom and Jerry in her dream.

Jennifer Sewell
Jennifer Sewell

A LITTLE ABOVE AVERAGE MUSICAL WITH AN UNUSUAL PLOT FOR A MUSICAL - A CONTEST FOR THE FIRST WOMAN TO SWIM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. BUT, THERE IS A VERY MEMORABLE SCENE WHERE ESTER WILLIAMS SWIMS WITH CARTOON CHARACTERS TOM AND JERRY. NONE OF THE SONGS ARE PARTICULARLY MEMORABLE.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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