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    There had only been one full-blown Esther Williams swimming feature (Bathing Beauty, 1944) when this came out so it was pretty extravagant at the time, Merrill Pye the uncredited director, an early number in MGM's variety showcase Ziegfeld Follies, 1946.

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Ziegfeld Follies - (Original Trailer)
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars in Ziegfeld Follies (1946) starring Judy Garland.>
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Ziegfeld Follies (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Black Cats
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About as tight as the narrative gets, William Powell is introduced as the deceased Florenz Ziegfeld, upstairs, remembering his own beginnings with the aid of Lou Bunin's puppets, in the MGM musical comedy variety showcase Ziegfeld Follies, 1946.>
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