TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Esther Williams - Volume 1 DVD

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$19.98
This TCM Greatest Classic Films Set includes these four great films:

Bathing Beauty
A contrived misunderstanding leads to the breakup of a songwriter and his fiancée. She returns to work as a gym teacher at an all-girls school, but a legal loophole allows the man to enroll as one of her students.

Dangerous When Wet
The health conscious, dairy-farming Higgins family begin each day with an invigorating swim. One day, traveling health-tonic salesman, Windy Weebe, comes to town and suggests they could swim the English Channel. Sponsored by "Liquapep" and coached by Windy, the family arrive in Europe. There it is decided that daughter Katie is the only one strong enough to enter the contest. But while she should be focused on the difficult and risky task ahead, Katie is pursed by dashing Frenchman, André Lanet... This comedic musical is well remembered for the scene when Katie dreams she is swimming with cartoon characters Tom & Jerry!

On An Island With You
A young navy lieutenant is brought in as techninical adviser on a song-dance-and-swim film being made by screen star Rosalind Reynolds. Having once done a number with her - and been kissed at the end - at a Forces show, the young lad somehow believes she should be his girl. Her boyfriend - and fellow co-star - is just one of those disagreeing.

Neptune's Daughter
Scatterbrained Betty Barrett mistakes masseur Jack Spratt for Jose O'Rourke, the captain of the South American polo team. Spratt goes along with the charade, but the situation becomes more complicated when they fall in love. Meanwhile, Betty's sensible older sister Eve fears Betty's heart will be broken when Jose returns to South America. She arranges to meet with the real O'Rourke and love soon blossoms between them as well.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Run Time: 518 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Turner Classic Movie
  • DVD Release Date: August 5, 2014
  • Director: George Sidney, Charles Walters, Richard Thorpe, Edward Buzzell
  • Cast: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone, Fernando Lamas, Jack Carson, Peter Lawford, Ricardo Montalban, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalban
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Black & White
  • Release Date: 1944, 1948, 1949, 1953

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4.8

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TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Esther Williams - Volume 1 DVD
 
4.8

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  • Great cinematography (12)
  • Engaging characters (8)
  • High production value (8)
  • Original (5)

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4.0

I would buy this product again

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from Little Rock, Arkansas

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    Comments about this product:

    I purchased it as a gift for my husband, he loves old movies. The quality is great

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful

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    from Wichita, KS

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      Nice to watch funny movies with great stories, and very funny.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love the classics, and now I can watch them when I want to

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      from Grove City, OH

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        I will use this at home, and when we go to our vacation home where there is no TV reception, or internet, so we rely in DVD'S as entertainment.

         
        5.0

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        from duquesne pa

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          things that are great about it

           
          5.0

          Love it.

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          from E. Rochester NY

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            I stay in a lot and enjoy watching videos

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Its Got Everything

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            from Wyoming

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              It's Got Everything - Romance, Music, Singing, Dancing and Swimming Too! ... and Ive only watched Bathing Beauty so far. Just imagine Red Skelton at an all womans collage ... take it away Red! .. and Ester Williams ... one class act. They don't make em like that anaymore. Love the colorful Vaquero fiesta's in California footage. It's 20 below zero here in Wyoming and Ester takes us away to sunny California. What a Dream!

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              4.0

              Great Blast from the Past With Some of M

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              from Cincinnati, OH

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                These movies are truly enjoyable. The swimming scenes are spectacular. The comedy is sometimes corny but fits in with the genre and is not a deal breaker. In fact that's part of the charm of this type of movie. There is no earth shattering message - these are just plain entertainment and they leave one with a good feeling. If you want gravitas, go see War & Peace! In addition, this four movie set is a great bargain. I recommend this set to anyone who is a fan of good movies.

                 
                5.0

                Good clean fun

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                from Texas

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                • Can't Stop Laughing
                • Clean
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                • none

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                I love being able to turn on movies for my grandchildren without having to clear the content first. Thank you TCM

                 
                5.0

                Loved it!!!!

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                from Hawaii

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                  Love those upbeat old movies. Leave you feeling good. Some may think it corny, but I LOVE it.

                   
                  5.0

                  TCM Greatest Classic Legends; Esther Wil

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                  from Providence, R.I.

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                    All 4 movies were very entertaining, especially my favorite, "Neptunes Daughter." Hollywood apparently spared (at that time) no expense because production values were great in these pictures. Xavier Cugat's music is superb.

                     
                    4.0

                    Its' own genre

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                    from Lancaster CA

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                      Love to watch Esther Williams--the supporting characters are fun too. Plots are not much. I am a swimmer, but poor enough to appreciate Esther's swimming

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Collection!

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                      from germanton NC

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                      • Entertaining
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                        I bought the collection for Bathing Beauty, Ethel Smith is SOMETHING ELSE along with Harry James, Cugat's band Helen Forest, the other titles are also a gas!

                         
                        5.0

                        I loved the Movies

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                        from Florida

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                          I like Esther William

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Grouping of Movies

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                          from Houston, Texas

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                          Today's television fare is so poor that we watch our movie collection. I love Esther Williams and these four movies are great to watch.

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