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Three for the Show (1955)

Approved | | Musical | 24 February 1955 (USA)
A widowed singer marries her late husband's songwriting partner, which leads to trouble when her first husband turns up very much alive.

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Julie Lowndes
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Gwen Howard
Gower Champion ...
Vernon Lowndes
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Myron McCormick ...
Mike Hudson
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This musical reworking of TOO MANY HUSBANDS (1940), features Grable as a top singer and dancer who's been widowed by WW II. She marries her late husband's songwriting partner, Gower Champion, but the new marriage is thrown for a loop when Lemmon, her first husband, turns up very much alive and eager to see Grable. Written by Anonymous

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LET'S GO! TO THE YEAR'S TOP MUSICAL SHOW! (original print ad - all caps)

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24 February 1955 (USA)  »

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The Pleasure Is All Mine  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" aria #4 & #5 were played during fighting dance song. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Roth Show: The New York City Way (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Finale from 'William Tell Overture'
from the opera "William Tell"
by Gioachino Rossini
Danced to by Gower Champion in the Two Husbands fantasy
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Wide-scream at Columbia
26 March 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In a decade of great musicals from all studios, Columbia, in 1955 managed to make a truly terrible one....and it is this one...and was their first film in Cinemascope. Harry Cohn must have bellowed orders at someone to re make every Marilyn Monroe dance number so far on film at Fox but 'blondly' hire Betty Grable instead. It also might be Jack Lemmon's first film too. Either way, this embarrassing musical is a mish mash of MGM's Kiss Me Kate, Give A Girl A Break, The Bandwagon and Fox's How To Marry A Millionaire. I guess Columbia just wanted to make a splashy musical as their first Cinemascope spectacular ......but forgot to create one.....so they just copied the best bits of box office hits from the previous few years. It is really awful. If you like awful films like I do you might find it strangely fascinating...the musical numbers especially. Don't show it to anyone though, just watch it yourself.


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