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TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Esther Williams - Volume 1 DVD

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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.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Run Time: 518 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Turner Classic Movie
  • DVD Release Date: August 5, 2014
  • Color: Black & White
Reviews
12 Reviews
4.8

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

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (11)
  • Great cinematography (10)
  • Engaging characters (8)
  • High production value (7)
  • Original (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (12)
  • Younger viewers (5)
  • Perfect gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (7), Casual viewer (5)

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5.0

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

By Sherry swansong

from Grove City, OH

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    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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    By jb

    from duquesne pa

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • In The Car

      Comments about this product:

      things that are great about it

       
      5.0

      Love it.

      By peg

      from E. Rochester NY

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • Original

      Cons

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        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
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        Comments about this product:

        I stay in a lot and enjoy watching videos

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Its Got Everything

        By Don Carlos

        from Wyoming

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Original

        Cons

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          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          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!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Blast from the Past With Some of M

          By Ray's Best Picks

          from Cincinnati, OH

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home

            Comments about this product:

            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

            By gaylaRN

            from Texas

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            Pros

            • Can't Stop Laughing
            • Clean
            • Entertaining

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

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            • At Home
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            Comments about this product:

            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!!!!

            By LM

            from Hawaii

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Travel
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              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

              By dab88

              from Providence, R.I.

              About Me Movie Buff

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift
                • Travel
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about this product:

                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

                By Cathy--swimmer

                from Lancaster CA

                About Me Movie Buff

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                Pros

                • Entertaining

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home

                  Comments about this product:

                  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!

                  By keith

                  from germanton NC

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Entertaining
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • High Production Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home

                    Comments about this product:

                    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

                    By Hanna

                    from Florida

                    About Me Movie Buff

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                    Pros

                    • Great Cinematography

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home

                      Comments about this product:

                      I like Esther William

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Grouping of Movies

                      By Cherokee Woman

                      from Houston, Texas

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • High Production Value

                      Cons

                      • Great Stars

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
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                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about this product:

                      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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