Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Three for the Show(1955). Remake of Too Many Husbands.

Three For The Show(1955). Musical/comedy/remake of Too Many Husbands. Director: H.C. Potter. Cast: Betty Grable in her last musical,Jack Lemmon, Gower Champion and Marge Champion.

Singing-and-dancing performer Julie, is informed that husband Marty is missing in action during WWII. After sometime, she marries Vernon , who is Marty's best friend. After the marriage, Marty shows up at Julie's show. When Marty finds out that Julie is remarried, he is not very happy with the idea.

When Julie learns that she is legally married to both Marty and Vernon. She loves the idea of having two husbands and so she decides to try to live with them both.
Will Julie be forced to make her up mind as to who she wants?

Betty Grable was 39 when she made Three For The Show, She looked fabulous, sung wonderful songs and danced beautifully. She was offered Pal Joey but turned it down.


"How Come you Do Me Like You Do"
Words and Music by Gene Austin and Ray Bergere
Performed by Betty Grable

"Someone To Watch Over Me"
Words and Music by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Marge Champion and Gower Champion during the opening titles
Later sung by Marge Champion

"Just One Of Those Things"
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter (uncredited)
Performed by Betty Grable, Marge Champion and Gower Champion

"I've Got A Crush On You"
Words and Music by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Betty Grable
also performed in the finale by Jack Lemmon, Marge Champion and Gower Champion

"Down Boy"
Words and Music by Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Adamson
Performed by Betty Grable, Gower Champion, and Jack Lemmon

"Which One"
Words and Music by Lester Lee and Ned Washington
Performed by Marge Champion

"Polovetsian Dances"
Music by Aleksandr Borodin (uncredited)
Used as introductory music for "Down Boy"

"I've Been Kissed Before"
Words and Music by Bob Russell and Lester Lee
Performed by Betty Grable

"Finale from 'William Tell Overture'"
from the opera "William Tell"
by Gioacchino Rossini
Danced to by Gower Champion in the Two Husbands fantasy

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