Million Dollar Mermaid, starring the incomparable Esther Williams, is the story of "the incomparable Annette Kellerman," an Australian swimming champion and water ballet artist who went on to perform in New York's Hippodrome. We start off in Sidney, Australia, where a young Annette is hampered by cumbersome leg braces. She starts swimming to strengthen her legs and before you know it, a star is born. Annette swims and dives her way through the show-biz ranks, struggling to support her musician father and fighting every woman's battle between Love and Career. The highlight of Million Dollar Mermaid is a jaw-dropping water ballet production number that simply must be seen to be believed. Colored smoke! Trapezes! Water slides! Water starlets making floating stars with kicking legs! And, of course, Esther herself, surrounded by sparklers and swimming in all her mermaid glory. They don't make 'em like this anymore: this blast from the past is not to be missed. --Ali Davis
NR (Not Rated)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had read Esther Williams book by the same title and found that I wanted to have the movie as well. It arrived timely and I have watched it and it didn't disappoint. I was very pleased with this transaction.
It was deliverd fast , not that I needed it fast , But if they want the money fast they should deliver just as fast.and in the condition they described. and this time they did just that. So how do I rate this product They get the full 5 star
I bought this DVD because I had seen scenes from it in "That's Entertainment", and have purchased other MGM releases of Esther Williams films, which look great on my plasma tv. This DVD appears to be a total knock-off, taken from a VHS tape. Not only are there no extras - not even an index of scenes - but the picture quality is very "second (or third) generation", with dull, murkey, lack-of colors, and undefined details, even on my upconverting DVD player, which makes most movies look really good. To top it all off, my copy gets stuck, about twenty minutes into the movie, and only reads as occasional still photos, with the soundtrack underneath - completely unwatchable. To be fair, the seller was totally cooperative when I notified him of my dissatisfaction. He issued me a complete credit within a couple of days, and did not require me to return the product to him.
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