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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic!
Ester Williams gives a classic performance here with the help of her supporting cast. Romantically sweet and wholesome it is an example of what moives should be. Neptune's Daughter is a great mix of comedy and romance with songs like "Baby, It's cold outside". The perfect movie to watch curled up in front of the fireplace with someone special. Absolutely one...
Published on December 2, 1999

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical Esther Williams
Neptune's Daughter is a farcical story of an Olympic swimmer named Eve who becomes a swimsuit designer. As a result of her beauty and talent in the pool, a businessman proposes that Eve join his swimsuit firm as head designer and model. Ester Williams as Eve plays the part of the 'trained seal' who designs the swimsuits. Her other charge is her little sister Betty, an...
Published on February 21, 2003 by R.M.


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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic!, December 2, 1999
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Ester Williams gives a classic performance here with the help of her supporting cast. Romantically sweet and wholesome it is an example of what moives should be. Neptune's Daughter is a great mix of comedy and romance with songs like "Baby, It's cold outside". The perfect movie to watch curled up in front of the fireplace with someone special. Absolutely one of my favorites!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typical Esther Williams, February 21, 2003
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R.M. (Seattle, WA United States) - See all my reviews
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Neptune's Daughter is a farcical story of an Olympic swimmer named Eve who becomes a swimsuit designer. As a result of her beauty and talent in the pool, a businessman proposes that Eve join his swimsuit firm as head designer and model. Ester Williams as Eve plays the part of the 'trained seal' who designs the swimsuits. Her other charge is her little sister Betty, an unhappily unmarried woman determined to do just about anything to rectify her man-less situation. As we can see, poor Eve has her hands full. Not only is she a competent career woman, she must also baby-sit Betty as she throws herself at the South American polo team (appropriately coming to town for the North-South American polo match that month). Of course, the handsome man comes along (Josè, the captain of said polo team) and despite many silly mix-ups, all works out in the end: Eve and Betty both get married to their respective men and the world is set straight again.
The movie's premise is beyond hope: of course an amateur swimmer who looks good in bathing suits becomes an overworked businesswoman in need for some serious love. Her outfits and glasses show that as a career woman, she cannot possibly have any fun. Though her suits are sexy, Eve in the workplace is not. She is hard at work and, as demanded by her boss in a personal manner, puts her work first. Of course, this unnatural state of composure and (heaven forbid) power is obviously all wrong. She needs a man to revive her romantic and womanly personality (for surely she cannot be both romantic and dedicated to her profession). Though Josè is a seducer at best, this time his intentions are `honorable.' It being the 1940's, Eve must accept his proposal because she cannot be a true woman otherwise. Thankfully, she does accept, and we end with the obligatory swimming delights. Eve and Josè dive and leap and swim in perfect synchrony, their happy partnership in the water supposedly mimicking their future together. Of course, any Esther Williams fan will love this movie-not only does she look good in her bathing suit, but she looks extremely sharp in all her other outfits as well. Esther Williams in any kind of suit is a gold star as far as I'm concerned
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby It's Cold Outside!, June 3, 2002
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This is one of the best Esther Williams that I had seen as a child and I still love watching it today. It is not your usual romantic boy meets girl type of movie but there are a lot of laughs thanks to Red Skelton! The swim scenes are just great especially if you are a big fan of syncronize swimming
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neptune's daughter, August 17, 2002
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This is an all time favorite of mine. I have been looking for a copy of this movie for years. Very comical and just a wonderful movie. I believe it is a must see.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best movie EVER!, November 7, 1999
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This is my favorite movie in the whole world! It's romantic, REALLY funny, the clothes and swimsuits are BEAUTIFUL, and it has the best happy ending.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Musical Treat, August 11, 2002
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This film is really good, and a real classic. There are some lovely swimming scenes with Esther, and plenty of romance, and comedy, provided by Red Skelton and Betty Garret. It's well worth seeing. Ricardo Montalban is perfect as the Latin lover, Esther's romantic lead.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite musicals, August 20, 1999
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If you like spontaneous singing, you'll love this. Red Skelton is hilarious, Ester Williams' dresses are amazing and who can pass up Ricardo Montelban as polo star. It's corny but that's what makes it a classic!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old-Fashioned Rom-Com Fun, August 14, 2013
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Betty A. Fackler (Kealakekua, Hawaii United States) - See all my reviews
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This is a 50's version of a Kate Hudson style comedy with Esther Williams as the independent career woman and Ricardo Montalban as the sophisticated latin lover that was all the rage back then. To most of us who know Montalban as Mr. Rouke from "Fantasy Island", it's fun to see him as a chisled, debonair young man. He even sings! Williams is gorgeous and looks sleek and sexy in swimsuits that reveal shape but very little skin. A far cry from today's stars. The ending is like an aquatic Busby Berkley production number and, of course, all ends well. No a movie milestone, but fun and fluffy entertainment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Esther delights in frisky Frank Loesser tune-fest, August 9, 2013
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Byron Kolln (the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood) - See all my reviews
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One of Esther Williams' early starring vehicles is still one of her most delightful and well-remembered. The plot of 1949's NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER may be slight in the extreme, but it is the performances and songs underpinning it which give the film its giddy, fun-filled spirit.

Esther plays Eve Barrett, a swimmer-turned swimsuit designer, happily married to her career, until her boy-crazy younger sister Betty (Betty Garrett) drags them both headlong into a dizzying romance of confused identities. As Betty pursues the handsome star player of a visiting South American polo club, she instead mistakenly encounters masseuse Jack Spratt (Red Skelton). In a bid to quash her sister's foolhardy romantic notions, Eve goes after the REAL polo player, one Jose O'Rourke (Ricardo Montalban), who of course promptly falls for the beautiful career-gal. Watching from the sideline is Eve's swimsuit partner Joe Backett (Keenan Wynn), who carries his own yen for the oblivious Eve.

The plot is as featherlight as tissue paper, but NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER sparkles like you'd never believe, thanks to composer/lyricist Frank Loesser's unexpected, Academy Award-winning song, "Baby It's Cold Outside", the coy duet sung by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban. The performances are all very tight and well-matched. Happily, Esther had already worked with her co-stars in several films - Red Skelton played her leading man in her very first starring vehicle (1944's "Bathing Beauty"), whilst Esther had played the twin sister of Ricardo Montalban (1947's "Fiesta"), starred opposite Keenan Wynn (1946's "Easy to Wed"); and, in the same year as this film, co-starred with Betty Garrett in "Take Me Out to the Ball Game".

In one of those cute twists, life later imitated art when Esther Williams branched out into her own line of swimwear which is still going strong today. Surrender to the sweet charm and sunny, funny spirit of this delightful film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, great Fun Cast, June 9, 2013
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A truly great fun cast. Fantastic comedic timing just watch the movements in some of the scenes it's like watching a perfect dance routine. This is just a very fun movie and will leave you with laughs and a nice memory. Plus it has so many beautiful women and such a great job by the very funny Red Skelton and a wonderful job by Ricardo Montalban, Betty Garrett was priceless as was Mel Blanc and the very beautiful and talented Esther Williams and a cast of Beautiful women. Plus Keenan Wynn very good as well. A delightful movie and the instant video looks better then ever. highly recommend to all
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