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Neptune's Daughter (1949)

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This lavish musical is set in beautiful South America where a curvaceous swimsuit designer and her entourage have gone for a vacation. Trouble brews when she and her ditzy sister get mixed up with a masseur, whom the sister mistakenly identifies as a famous polo player.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Studio:
MGM Home Entertainment

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Cast

Esther Williams
as Eve Barrett
Ricardo Montalban
as Jose O'Rourke
Red Skelton
as Jack Spratt
Betty Garrett
as Betty Barnett
Keenan Wynn
as Joe Backett
Xavier Cugat
as Himself
Ted de Corsia
as Lukie Luzette
Mike Mazurki
as MacMozolla
Mel Blanc
as Julio
Juan Duval
as Groom
George Mann
as Tall Wrangler
Frank Mitchell
as Little Wrangler
William Lewin
as Official
Matt Moore
as Official
Joi Lansing
as Linda
Carl Saxe
as Announcer
Danilo Valente
as South American Player
Theresa Harris
as Matilda
Elaine Sterling
as Miss Pratt
Michael Jordan
as Henchman
Henry Sylvester
as Headwaiter
Lillian Molieri
as Cigarette Girl
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. Canford
Richard Simmons
as Mr. Magoo
Dick Simmons
as Mr. Magoo
Bette Arlen
as Model
Sue Casey
as Model
Diane Gump
as Model
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Critic Reviews for Neptune's Daughter

All Critics (3)

The best of the Esther Williams swim-musicals is just bubbly.

Full Review… | March 27, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Although it hasn't much story (or many good jokes), its characters and music are appealing.

Full Review… | July 16, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Neptune's Daughter

This screwball musical-comedy is light on the storyline, but great on the show-tunes and choreography. It's also super fun to watch these dated 50s films and all of the hockeyness.

Vadim Dyment
Vadim Dyment

One of the best of Williams' MGM aquatic musicals, with colorful comic support from Skelton & Garrett, and the Oscar-winning song "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt
½

I'm not a fan of musicals. I picked this one up at the library because I wanted to see the first appearance of the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside." What I discovered was a very entertaining movie, even if some of the musical numbers feel, to my jaded 21st Century self, a little bit silly and embarrassing (although I'm quite sure they didn't feel that way to 1949 audiences.) The "Baby, It's Cold Outside" sequence is not one of those... it's a total scream! The way it was worked into the script is so clever it nears genius. The plot is cute, silly, and fairly predictable... but as light comedies go, it's certainly a good one. The thing that really surprised me, as someone who was born a generation after this movie was made, was seeing Ricardo Mantalban (who I am familiar with only from "Fantasy Island" and his Khan role in Star Trek) as a much younger man. Red Skelton is also much younger than the comedy clips I remember seeing from his TV show. It was fun to see actors who continued to appear in TV and movies for decades to come in roles they played when they were quite young. And hey... who's that one guy who sounds just like Speedy Gonzales? Why... it IS Speedy Gonzales!

Michael Jones
Michael Jones

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