Dressed for a Bath

The majority of people take a bath with pleasure. It is so nice to wash oneself after a hard day or, on the contrary, to take a shower in the morning before one’s working hours actually begin. A naked body, caressed by warm water, is a peaceful sight indeed. Nevertheless, some photoplays contain rather strange moments, showing dressed people in a bathtub or under the shower. Of course, such scenes have been usually depicted in comedies and adventure movies, where unusual background accompanies amazing plotline. Let us have a look at certain instances of fully clothed actors, taking a bath on the silver screen.

Marvelous Tarzan’s New York Adventure (directed by Richard Thorpe, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942) has a scene, where the dressed Ape Man has enjoyed a shower. Soviet alcoholic comedy The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! («Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром!», directed by Eldar Ryazanov, produced by Mosfilm Studios, 1975) contains a scene, where a fully clothed and drunken character has taken a shower on New Year’s Eve. Hilarious French comedy Le Jouet (The Toy, directed by Francis Veber, produced by Andrea Films, EFVE, Fideline Films and Renn Productions, 1976) shows us a billionaire’s little son in a bathtub with a journalist from the billionaire’s newspaper, whom the son has bought as a toy.

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