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Dangerous When Wet
« on: July 31, 2014, 02:31:13 PM »

Dangerous When Wet
Year of Release: 1953
Directed By: Charles Waters
Starring: Esther Williams, Fernando Lamas, Jack Carson, Charlotte Greenwood
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical

Cartoon legends Tom and Jerry join Esther in the light-hearted extravaganza about a girl who swims the English Channel – and meets a dashing Frenchman (Fernando Lamas).

My Thoughts:
A fun, frothy little musical. Nothing serious here, just a lot of fun watching Esther Williams swim and romance. There's a cute sequence with Tom and Jerry in the middle of the film, which is just about the highlight of the movie. Williams and Lamas are quite serviceable, but Jack Carson's sleazy promoter is more memorable. It's all good-natured fun.

Bechdel Test: Pass

Overall: 2.75/5
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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