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Duchess of Idaho [DVD] [1950]

Release Date:11/01/2011

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    Duchess of Idaho
    This formula Esther Williams musical casts the star as Midwestern carnival swimmer Christine Duncan, in love with bandleader Dick Layn (Van Johnson). Attempting to smooth the course of romance for her friend Ellen Hallet (Paula Raymond), Christine makes a play for Ellen's wealthy boss Douglas J. Morrissen, Jr. (John Lund). Ellen wants to protect Douglas from fortune hunters, so Christine pretends to be a fortune hunter, so that he'll appreciate anew how much Ellen cares for him. Confused? So is Dick, who can't fathom Christine's bizarre behavior. If for nothing else, Duchess of Idaho is memorable as the "comeback" picture for dancing star Eleanor Powell, who has just as little to do as her fellow guest stars Lena Horne and (unbilled) Red Skelton. Watch for Amanda Gunsmoke Blake and Dick Sergeant Preston Simmons in supporting roles. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Esther Williams
      Esther Williams - Christine Riverton Duncan
    • Van Johnson
      Van Johnson - Dick Layn
    • John Lund
      John Lund - Douglas J. Morrissen, Jr.
    • Paula Raymond
      Paula Raymond - Ellen Hallet
    • Clinton Sundberg
      Clinton Sundberg - Matson

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