Million Dollar Mermaid
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Million Dollar Mermaid
Who else but Esther Williams could star in a romantic drama (with musical numbers) bearing a title like this? In Million Dollar Mermaid, Williams plays Annette Kellerman, a real-life Australian swimming star who took up the sport as a child to strengthen her legs, which were severely weakened by a birth defect. The treatment proves effective, and as she grows to adulthood, Annette shows that she has the talent to be a champion swimmer, though she prefers to follow her dream of becoming a ballet dancer. When Annette's father Frederick (Walter Pidgeon) accepts a position in London teaching… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you can get past the tedious love story, then you will be rewarded in seeing the absolute best water-ballet routines ever filmed."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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