This Time for Keeps is a swimming movie
and an American romantic musical film released in 1947 and produced by MGM. It is about a soldier, returning home from war, who does not wish to work for his father's opera company or to continue his relationship with his pre-war lover. It stars Esther Williams
, Jimmy Durante, Johnnie Johnston and opera singer Lauritz Melchior and iwas directed by Richard Thorpe. The film was shot in color on location at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
Welcome was listed as one of the Great Movies for Open Water Swimmers by the World Open Water Swimming Association and the Daily News of Open Water Swimming.