Bathing Beauty(1944) VHS In her first leading role for MGM, Esther Williams swims her way to stardom as an aquatic instructor at a girls' school who is wooed by songwriter Red Skelton. Breezy musical comedy also stars Basil Rathbone, Harry James and Xavier Cugat and their orchestras. Songs include "Tico-Tico," "I Cried for You," "Bim, Bam, Boom." 101 min. Easy To Wed(1946) VHS The screwball favorite "Libeled Lady" received a musical revamping from MGM, with Esther Williams playing the socialite who sues newspaperman Van Johnson after a less-than-flattering article is run about her. Lucille Ball and Keenan Wynn also star; songs include "Come Closer to Me," "Continental Polka" and (no kidding!) "It Shouldn't Happen to a Duck." 111 min. This Time For Keeps(1947) VHS Splashy Esther Williams tuner with the gal in the bathing suit as the star of Mackinac Island's "Aquacaper" show and longed for by the singing son of an opera star. Jimmy Durante does "Inky Dinka Do" and Lauritz Melchior performs "You Are So Easy to Love" and "La Donna E Mobile." Xavier Cugat and Dame May Whitty also appear. 105 min. Neptune's Daughter(1949) VHS Esther Williams supplies the aquatic splendor, Ricardo Montalban the Latin charm, and Red Skelton and Betty Garrett the laughs in this breezy MGM songfest about bathing suit designer Williams fending off the advances of playboy Montalban. Tunes include "My Heart Beats Faster" and the Oscar-winning "Baby, It's Cold Outside"; with Keenan Wynn, Mel Blanc, and Xavier Cugat. 92 min. Pagan Love Song(1950) VHS Lively musical romance with Howard Keel as a teacher in Tahiti who falls for American Esther Williams, whom he believes to be an island native. Rita Moreno co-stars in this MGM production showcasing dazzling swimming choreography and songs like "Singing in the Sun," "Tahiti" and "The House of the Singing Bamboo." 76 min. Texas Carnival(1951) VHS Carnival dunk tank performers Esther Williams and Red Skelton get into trouble at a Texas resort when Red poses as a millionaire oil tycoon. Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn and Glenn Strange co-star; songs include "It's Dynamite," "Young Folks Should Get Married" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas." 105 min. Million Dollar Mermaid(1952) VHS Esther Williams splashes and shines in this highly Hollywoodized but wholly enjoyable biography of 1890s swimming sensation Annette Kellerman. Fine support from Victor Mature, Walter Pidgeon, Jesse White, plus Busby Berkeley's eye-popping, show-stopping water carnival. 115 min. Dangerous When Wet(1953) VHS Small-town girl Esther Williams tries to become famous by swimming the English Channel. Real-life husband Fernando Lamas is her love interest, and the supporting cast (Jack Carson, Charlotte Greenwood, Tom and Jerry) is top-notch in this song-filled, splashy gem. 95 min. Jupiter's Darling(1955) VHS History is set to music, MGM-style, with Esther Williams in a waterproof toga as Amytis, who tries to stop Hannibal (Howard Keel) before he makes the trek through the Alps to take Rome. Marge and Gower Champion, George Sanders, William Demarest co-star; songs include "I Have a Dream" and "If This Be Slav'ry." 96 min.