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Duchess of Idaho (1950)

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Starring (View all)
Esther Williams Esther Williams
Christine Riverton Duncan
Van Johnson Van Johnson
Dick Layn
John Lund John Lund
Douglas J. Morrison Jr.
Paula Raymond Paula Raymond
Ellen Hallet
Connie Haines Connie Haines
Peggy Elliot
Mel Torme Mel Torme
Amanda Blake Amanda Blake
Linda Kinston

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Sid Fields Sid Fields
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Duchess of Idaho

5 years, 5 months ago at Jun 8 3:10
The worst Esther Williams films make the mistake of keeping her out of the water for far too long, and Duchess of Idaho makes that major mistake. Aside from the opening and closing sequences, Williams is kept out of the pool, instead she spends a lot of time in a ski-lodge stuck in a love triangle with Van Johnson (her frequent co-star) and John Lund. This is formulaic to point where, in Williams ... read more
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Description: She can ski too! Slipping a fur-lined parka over her trademark bathing suit, Hollywood's favorite mermaid hits the snow-covered slopes of Idaho's famous Sun Valley in this charming, song-filled romantic comedy. But never fear, aqua lovers, for the film also features two Esther Williams water ballets "of the extra gorgeous variety" (Los Angeles Times). Cast as a successful swimming star, Miss Williams has never looked lovelier as she travels to Sun Valley to help her lovesick roommate (Paula Raymond) snare her rich but elusive boss (John Lund). But when both Lund and bandleader Van Johnson fall head over heels for Esthe ... (more)
Release date: 14 July 1950
Tags: Romance (1), Musical (1), Comedy (1), 1950 (1)
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