Give a Girl A Break

Give a Girl A Break

Marge Champion
Director: Stanley Donen Cast: Marge Champion
Marge Champion
, Gower Champion
Gower Champion
, Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
Stanley Donen

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After providing excellent support in previous MGM musicals, the singing-dancing team of Marge and Gower Champion were rewarded with their own starring vehicle, Give a Girl a Break. Marge plays one of three actresses competing for the leading role in a Broadway show directed by Gower. The other two girls are Debbie Reynolds and Helen Wood, so Marge is hardly a shoe-in. Another topnotch dancer/choreographer, Bob Fosse, co-stars as the show's leading man. Highlights include the aptly named "Challenge Dance" and the grand finale "Applause, Applause." Kurt Kasner provides a few chuckles as the show's neurotic composer. Several real composers collaborated on the score of Give a Girl a Break, among them Burton Lane, Ira Gershwin, Andre Previn and Saul Chaplin.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2011
UPC: 0883316369852
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 26,522

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marge Champion Madelyn Corlane
Gower Champion Ted Sturgis
Debbie Reynolds Suzy Doolittle
Helen Wood Joanna Moss
Bob Fosse Bob Dowdy
Kurt Kasznar Leo Belney
Richard Anderson Burton Bradshaw
William Ching Anson Pritchett
Lurene Tuttle Mrs. Doolittle
Larry Keating Felix Jordan
Donna Martell Janet Hallson

Technical Credits
Stanley Donen Director,Choreography
Gower Champion Choreography
Saul Chaplin Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Cummings Producer
Adrienne Fazan Editor
Ira Gershwin Score Composer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Frances Goodrich Screenwriter
Paul Groesse Art Director
Albert Hackett Screenwriter
Arthur Krams Set Decoration/Design
Burton Lane Score Composer
Herschel McCoy Costumes/Costume Designer
William C. Mellor Cinematographer
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
André Previn Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Irving G. Ries Special Effects
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Marvin Stuart Asst. Director
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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