Three for the Show

Three for the Show Information

Three for the Show is a 1955 musical comedy remake of Too Many Husbands. It stars actress Betty Grable, in her last musical, opposite Jack Lemmon, Gower Champion and Marge Champion.


Singing-and-dancing stage star Julie (Betty Grable) is told that husband Marty (Jack Lemmon) is reported missing in action during Korea. After a long waiting period, she makes plans to marry Vernon (Gower Champion), who is Marty's best friend. After the marriage, Marty (who crashed but survived on an island) turns up at one of Julie's shows. Upon discovering Julie's new marriage, Marty demands his rights as her first husband.

Julie soon finds that she is legally married to both Marty and Vernon. She soon realises that she must choose who she wants to be with, if only to avoid being branded a bigamist. But Julie loves the idea of having two husbands and so she decides to try to live with them both, to the annoyance and disapproval of Marty and Vernon who both know that her idea will not work out.

Meanwhile, Julie's close friend Gwen (Marge Champion) has a secret crush on Marty and hopes to get with him, if only Julie could make her up mind as to who she wants. After a long serious decision and a talk with them both, Julie decides that she is more in love with Marty and she ditches Vernon, who has now fallen for Gwen.


  • Betty Grable as Julie Lowndes
  • Jack Lemmon as Martin 'Marty' Stewart
  • Gower Champion as Vernon Lowndes
  • Marge Champion as Gwen Howard
  • Myron McCormick as Mike Hudson
  • Paul Harvey as Col. Harold J. Wharton
  • Robert Bice as Sgt. Charlie O'Hallihan
  • Charlotte Lawrence as Miss Williams


  • How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
Words and Music by Gene Austin and Ray Bergere.
Performed by Betty Grable.

  • Down Boy
Words and Music by Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Adamson.
Performed by Betty Grable, Gower Champion, and Jack Lemmon.
The song had been written by Carmichael for Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; a film that had originally been offered to Betty Grable, however Darryl F. Zanuck ordered the song removed from the film.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 "Which One".

  • 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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