Neptune's Daughter

Synopsis: A swimsuit fashion designer is determined to protect her scatterbrained sister from a South American heart-breaker, but a case of mistaken identity complicates matters.
Director(s): Edward Buzzell
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
95 min

I'd like to tell you a story about a guy,

a girl and a bathing suit.

I saw her at every swimming meet

the city ever had, just like this one.

She was always lined up

with a group of other girls...

... but she stood out like a swan

in a bunch of mud hens.

I saw the starter take his place

and call, "Swimmers up."

She hit the water and cut through it

like a million-dollar yacht.

At the turn, it was neck and neck...

... but she soon pulled away,

away out in front.

And that's where she belonged,

out in front.

Well, she walked

to her dressing room on air.

And I went right after her.

Well, she knew me

and knew what I wanted...

... but the answer was still no.

I tried to convince her we could go

places together, but she wasn't interested.

She didn't wanna go anyplace but home.

She lived in a little apartment near the

college with all her trophies and her sister...

... a scatterbrained little chick

who had a lot to offer...

... but couldn't seem

to get anyone to take it.

I kept telling her the swimsuit business

was crying for us.

With my ideas and her face and figure,

we'd be a cinch.

She seemed interested, but was worried

about her amateur standing.

But I felt if I kept after her,

I'd make her realize...

... there comes a time in every woman's life

when she has to turn professional.

We started on a shoestring.

She was clever.

She designed and modeled her own suits.

They were new, different.

A little gag here, a little trick there.

And did they sell!

Say, she could sell anything.

The orders kept coming in

and pilling up...

... and we shipped them out

as fast as we could fill them.

Before you knew it,

we were in big business.

- So what?

- So what?

Everybody and his brother will be there.

Not to mention LIFE and Look

and the news services.

Sorry, I don't play polo.

Neither will the players when they get

a load of you parading around the pool... that swimming spectacle

you're gonna stage.

- I'm going to stage?

- A tribute to our South American neighbors.

You're a good neighbor, aren't you?

Sounds like great publicity.

What about the club?

They're pretty conservative.

- I wonder if they'll go for it.

- They'll go for it.

As soon as you sell Mr. Canford,

the club president.

Me? Oh, now, just a minute, Joe.

You're the barker of this outfit.

I'm just the trained seal.

You balance this ball

on that pretty nose of yours...

...and we'll both take a big, fat bow.

- Well, what are we waiting for? Let's go.

- Go where?

To Middlebrook, to meet

the South American polo team.

Oh, Betty, get that gleam out of your eye.

You're not going.

Oh, Evie, this is my chance

to meet a romantic Latin.

And a polo player

is what I've always wanted.

Yes, last year, it was a football player

you always wanted.

- The year before that, it was a cowboy.

- Well, I'm flexible.

You're too flexible.

Well, this time, it's the real thing.

This time it's love.

Love. Oh, Betty.

Evie, you might as well face it.

I'm madly in love.

- With whom?

- The South American polo team.

Betty, dear, you've got to stop

throwing yourself at men.

- You're only going to get hurt.

- Not if my aim is good.

Besides, what's wrong

with a woman chasing a man?

Well, it just isn't done.

Men are men and women are women,

and, well, that's just the way it is.

Well, I don't wanna change it,

I just wanna get in on it.

If I don't stop dreaming

of orange blossoms...

...l'm gonna have to sleep

with a smudge pot at the foot of my bed.

- Are you hurt?

- No, not too bad. Just got my shoulder.

We've got a great masseur at the club.

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Dorothy Kingsley

Dorothy Kingsley (October 14, 1909 – September 26, 1997) was an American screenwriter, who worked extensively in film, radio and television. more…

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