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Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Betty Garrett

Synopsis of Take Me Out to the Ball Game

In Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly play early-1900s vaudevillians who are also professional baseball players. But a new female owner adds complications, as does a gambler who wants to make sure their team loses!

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Easy to Wed

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Easy to Wed is an enjoyable screwball comedy with Keenan Wynn, Esther Williams, Lucille Ball. It deals with romance, marriage, and a libel lawsuit …

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Dangerous When Wet

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Dangerous When Wet (1953), starring Esther Williams, Jack Carson, Fernando Lamas

Synopsis of Dangerous When Wet

In Dangerous When Wet, Esther Williams stars as a spirited member of a fitness-obsessed family who sets out to swim the English Channel and finds romance along the way.

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Skirts Ahoy

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Skirts Ahoy (1952) starring Esther Williams, Vivian Blaine, Joan Evans, Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van

Synopsis of Skirts Ahoy

In Skirts Ahoy!, three women in three different situations report for induction at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station and end up roommates. A fun musical romance.

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Young Folks Should Get Married song lyrics

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Song lyrics to Young Folks Should Get Married, Music by Harry Warren, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Sung by Howard Keel and Esther Williams in Texas Carnival

Howard Keel:
My ma was seventeen the day that she and Pa got wed,
When I was ten, gosh even then they were oh so nice,
Now and again I sit beside them on their big old bed,
And Ma and Pa are always full of good advice. For instance:

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Neptune’s Daughter [Esther Williams]

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Neptune’s Daughter (1949) starring Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalban, Red Skelton, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn

Neptune’s Daughter is a laugh out loud funny romantic musical comedy, which I enjoyed immensely.   Although the movie stars the beautiful (and aquatic) Esther Williams and the dashing Ricardo Montalban (one of my favorite actors), the movie comes to life when Red Skelton is onscreen.

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Texas Carnival [Red Skelton]

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Texas Carnival (1951) starring Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, and Keenan Wynn

 Texas Carnival is an interesting musical, comedy and romance that €™s a little bit different.   It has 4 very different stars €”Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Howard Keel, and Ann Miller €”with four different strengths, and gives each of them opportunity to showcase their talents.   Red Skelton has several very funny moments clowning around, Esther Williams has one extended swimming sequence, Howard Keel sings his heart out in several songs, and Ann Miller is showcased in two different dancing routines.

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