Texas Carnival

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  • 1951
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 5.5  (553)

Texas Carnival is a delightful musical comedy that was released in 1951. The film stars Esther Williams, Red Skelton, and Howard Keel, and is directed by Charles Walters. The story centers around Debbie Telford (Esther Williams), a swimmer who is travelling to Texas to perform in a show with her swimming partner, Julie (Ann Miller).

When Debbie and Julie arrive in Texas, they find that the show has been cancelled due to lack of funds. However, they soon discover that a carnival is coming to town, which will provide them with an opportunity to perform their aquatic act. So, they ask the carnival owner, Dan Sabinas (Red Skelton), if they can join in.

Dan agrees, but he has a condition - Debbie must pretend to be his wife for the duration of the carnival. Debbie reluctantly agrees, but soon finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between Dan and Slim Shelby (Howard Keel), a handsome and charming cowboy who also happens to be the carnival's horse trainer.

As Debbie becomes more and more involved with the carnival, she begins to fall for Slim, which causes tensions between her and Dan. The situation is further complicated by a pair of con artists, played by Paula Raymond and Arthur Hunnicutt, who are trying to fleece Dan out of his money.

Throughout the film, there are several musical numbers, including Esther Williams' stunning synchronized swimming routine, which is accompanied by a beautiful orchestral score. Other standout moments in the film include Red Skelton's comedic antics, which are sure to keep audiences laughing, and Howard Keel's powerful rendition of the song "Wonder Why".

Overall, Texas Carnival is a charming and entertaining film that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. With its memorable performances, catchy songs, and stunning visuals, this musical comedy is a true classic that has stood the test of time. Whether you're a fan of Esther Williams, Red Skelton, or Howard Keel, or just love a good old-fashioned musical, Texas Carnival is definitely worth watching.

Texas Carnival is a 1951 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 17 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (553)