Bathing Beauty Movie Clip.
Bathing Beauty (1944) Musical. Cast: Red Skelton, Basil Rathbone and Esther Williams. Director: George Sidney. Bathing Beauty was not William's first screen performance, it was her first Technicolor musical. The film was first titled "Mr. Co-Ed" with Red Skelton having top billing. However, once MGM executives watched the first cut of the film, they realized that Esther Williams' role should be showcased more, and changed the title to "Bathing Beauty," giving her top billing. The film is also Janis Paige's film debut.