Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 7, 1955

Jupiter's Darling (M-G-M). Esther Williams' pictures are generally just so much water over the dame. This one tries to be different. Esther spends more than half of it on dry land. She even tries to act—a spectacle almost as alarming as that of the Burmese fish that climbs trees.

The story, a sort of musical cutoff on The Road to Rome, by Playwright Robert Sherwood, is an amiable bit of pig Latin. Esther is cast as Amytis, betrothed of Fabius Cunctator (George Sanders), the Roman dictator, in 216 B.C. But Esther is bored. Then...

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