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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.

Director:

H.C. Potter

Writers:

Edward Hope (screenplay), Leonard Stern (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Betty Grable ... Julie Lowndes
Marge Champion ... Gwen Howard
Gower Champion ... Vernon Lowndes
Jack Lemmon ... Martin 'Marty' Stewart
Myron McCormick Myron McCormick ... Mike Hudson
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pleasure Is All Mine See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Gwen Howard: I wonder what kind of champagne I should order.
Vernon Lowndes: Depends what you're launching.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Polovetsian Dances
(uncredited)
Music by Aleksandr Borodin
Used as introductory music for "Down Boy"
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Blah Betty
22 June 2007 | by drednmSee all my reviews

This is a remake of TOO MANY HUSBANDS, which had starred Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, and Melvyn Douglas. Here, we get a tepid musical with Betty Grable and Jack Lemmon and Gower Champion as the male leads. The plot has been dismissed in favor of some musical numbers oddly built around decades-old Gershwin songs. Marge Champion and Myron McCormick co-star.

Lemmon has been proclaimed dead in the war (which war?) so Grable marries Champion. Lemmon returns, and the guys battle over the hefty star while Marge look on is distress. In the original film, the ending is ambiguous with both guys still in Arthur's life. Here, she pairs off with Lemmon. Bleh.

Gower Champion might have been a good dancer and director but he's a zero as a romantic lead. So is Lemmon. Marge Champion (a terrific beard) looks like Bea Benaderet in corsets. The MGM darlings (the Champions) were a total bust in films. Grable was long past her prime and even though she's only 39 here, looks OLD and FAT.


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