Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

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Biopic of Australian swimming champ and entertainer Annette Kellerman. After overcoming polio, Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.


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  • Esther Williams in Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
  • Esther Williams in Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
  • Esther Williams in Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
  • Esther Williams in Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
  • Walter Pidgeon and Donna Corcoran in Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

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26 May 2001 | Doylenf
Excellent Esther Williams film is biography of Annette Kellerman...
Annette Kellerman was an Australian swimming star who created a scandal in 1902 by introducing the one-piece bathing suit at a public beach. Her rise from obscurity is chronicled here, after a bout with a childhood illness that left her crippled for awhile. America's swimming sweetheart Esther Williams was the obvious choice to play the champion swimmer and she does a fine job. She gets solid support from Victor Mature as a cocky promoter with Walter Pidgeon and David Brian in good supporting roles.

The main ingredients are the swimming numbers--and the highlight is the acquacade spectacular choreographed by none other than Busby Berkeley. With exceptional color photography, good script and more than competent performances, this one is a winner.

Victor Mature has a colorful performance as the cocky promoter.

As for Esther Williams, it's easy to see why she was a top box-office draw at MGM during the '40s and '50s.

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