The Higgins family is a family of swimmers. Every single morning Pa, Ma, Junior, Katie (Esther Williams), and Suzie jump up seemingly at the crack of dawn to do some laps in the local swimming hole. And, it being a musical, they sing a wonderfully cheery song as they get ready to swim. When Katie is spotted by a somewhat lecherous salesman one morning, the family ends up with the chance to swim in a race across the English Channel in order to promote his product.
There are passionate looks, vows to stay away for the sake of the race, and several minor scandals. On their first date Andre gives Katie a bikini as a gift! Andre invites Katie over to his house to meet his mother, and his mother isn't there! And she stays anyways! And they go swimming together!
I searched and searched for a photo of the great goggles worn in the movie... no photo to be found. Just picture the most wonderful gigantic swim goggles imaginable... and then double their size. Oh how I want those goggles.
Three stars. I would love to see this again. And bring on the Esther Williams movies. Are they all so wonderfully silly?