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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. The Archive is a good idea for obscure films in which visuals are not that important - Marie Dressler's films of the early 's are good examples of such films - but Esther's Technicolor musicals needed to be restored to their original visual splendor to be appreciated.
The following is the press release for this film indicating extras, costars, and brief plot outlines. The movie includes a Busby Berkeley choreographed water ballet extravaganza. This is considered to be Esther's signature film. The film include performances from Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra and operatic grandeur from famed Wagnerian tenor Lauritz Melchior in his film debut.
Newlywed swimming teacher Cynthia Delbar Williams has everything a girl could want for her honeymoon in the mountains. The only thing missing is her tycoon groom, who is in DC closing a deal.
A pretty sorrowful situation - until a good-looking war hero staying at the hotel decides he needs swimming lessons. Julie Hallerton Esther Williams knows how to win the affection of indifferent Ray Lloyd Van Johnson : Be his office secretary; be the star of his Florida aquacade and the heart's desire of a Manhattan crooner to make Ray jealous.
Tony Martin lends his smooth vocal styling; Busby Berkeley guides Esther's aquatic routines, including a legendary sequence involving Florida's Cypress Gardens, dozens of water skiers, ramps, pyramid formations, gushing geysers, a helicopter, a trapeze and Esther in the air. Also note that this is Carroll Baker's screen debut.
Settings include Michigan's Mackinac Island, with notable supporting stars providing specialty numbers. Cyd Charisse plays Mario's partner in dance and romance. Half-Tahitian beauty Mimi Bennett Williams is eager to leave the easygoing life of Tahiti for the excitement and bustle of the United States. But when Ohioan Hazard Endicott arrives to manage his late uncle's coconut plantation, her travel plans may be delayed.
These six musicals are usually very light in plot, involve exotic settings, and have plenty of opportunities for musical interludes besides Esther's water ballets, which are beautiful. The time of Esther William's peak popularity was a time of upheaval for MGM, which is where these films were made.
After the war, MGM began a downward spiral brought on largely by the competition of TV but also by MGM's inabilities to conform to the public's changing tastes. One place where MGM continued to do well was in their musicals, at least until the late 's, and Esther's films were among their peak product in this department. What a joy it is to receive pressed discs, instead of burned.
No objection to a burned disc if it is the long-lasting M-Disc. A terrific collection of wonderful movies. Esther Williams not only looks great in that bathing suit, she swims pretty good too. Entertaining plots, visually appealing, and excellent acting. All on long-lasting pressed discs. For shame. But back to tis volume. Good that it has a short run time. The others are typical fun comedies with some wonderful water ballets.
Melchior is adorable and manages to make opera music accessible to the masses. I recently met a new rising star in opera who counts Melchior as one of his heroes, so that's another reason to love these two films.
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