Bathing Beauty (1944)





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In this musical, Red Skelton plays a lovesick songwriter who enrolls in a girls' school. Skelton wants to be near his new wife, Esther Williams, who ditched him shortly after the wedding and was hired on as the college's swim teacher.
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Red Skelton
as Steve Elliot
Esther Williams
as Caroline Brooks
Basil Rathbone
as George Adams
Bill Goodwin
as Willis Evans
Ethel Smith
as Organist
Jean Porter
as Jean Allenwood
Donald Meek
as Chester Klazenfrantz
Nana Bryant
as Dean Clinton
Ann Codee
as Mme. Zarka
Francis Pierlot
as Professor Hendricks
Margaret Dumont
as Mrs. Allenwood
Janis Paige
as Janis
Jacqueline Dalya
as Maria Dorango
Helen Forrest
as Herself
Lina Romay
as Herself
Xavier Cugat
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Bathing Beauty

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
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Director George Sidney has all the oomph and vulgarity required, but he can't do anything about Red Skelton, who takes up way too much time and space.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Bathing Beauty


red skelton takes up entirely too much space, but esther dominates the screen by her lack of fanfare. except in the famous aquacade sequence...she says she had pneumonia that take. XD One of the awesomest dance things in any movie, EVER. WATCH WATCH WATCH NAU

Liim Granier
Liim Granier

The core plot of Caroline believing that Steve was still married (simply because she refuses to listen to him) is extremely implausible. Otherwise, it's an OK movie.

Nick Krolikowski
Nick Krolikowski

Not one of Esther Williams' more memorable films, but Red Skelton's antics are always worth a watch.

Jennifer Sewell
Jennifer Sewell

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