In her first MGM leading role, Esther Williams swims her way to stardom as an aquatic instructor at a girls' school who is wooed by songwriter Red Skelton, in "Bathing Beauty" (1944). Basil Rathbone co-stars; songs include "Tico-Tico," "Bim, Bam, Boom." Then, socialite Williams sues newspaperman Van Johnson after a less-than-flattering article is run about her, in "Easy to Wed" (1946). Lucille Ball and Keenan Wynn also star; songs include "Come Closer to Me," "Continental Polka." "On an Island with You" (1948) finds Hollywood star Williams on location in Hawaii and wooed by smooth sailor Peter Lawford. With Ricardo Montalban, Jimmy Durante; includes the songs "If I Were You," "Wedding Samba." Next, Williams plays a bathing suit designer whomust fend off the advances of Latin lothario Montalban, in "Neptune's Daughter" (1949), co-starring Skelton and featuring the Oscar-winning tune "Baby, It's Cold Outside." And, small-town girl Williams tries to become famous by swimming the EnglishChannel, in "Dangerous When Wet" (1953). Fernando Lamas co-stars. 8 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; interview; bonus shorts; outtakes; more. Five-disc set.