Swim, Girl, Swim (1927)

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Though she hadn't been a Hal Roach "bathing beauty" for nearly ten years, Bebe Daniels still cut quite a svelte figure in Swim, Girl, Swim. Daniels is cast as Alice Smith, a bookish, bespectacled type who emerges from her cocoon when she joins her college's swimming team Before she quite knows what's happening, Alice has agreed to swim the English Channel for the sake of her school's future. She is prepped for this momentous undertaking by none other than Gertrude Ederle, who'd made headlines in 1927 for being the first woman to successfully cross the Channel. Ederle reportedly received $14, 000 for her participation in Swim, Girl, Swim, and it is safe to say that this amount did not reflect the range of her acting skills.

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