Everything I Have Is Yours

  • MGM, 1952, Color, 92 min, **½
  • Released October, 1952

Marge and Gower Champion were the husband/wife dance duo of the early 1950s. They were very popular, and their dance numbers are always worth seeing! They were generally featured in support roles, but several vehicles featured them in leading roles. This is one of those – a very light-weight musical comedy about a pair of stage stars who get married and have a baby. Petty differences tear the newlyweds apart, but love finally brings them back together again, and they live happily ever after. Highlights include Marge Champion’s “Derry Down Dilly” and Marge and Gower’s “Like Monday Follows Sunday.”

Details

  • Produced by: George Wells
  • Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
  • Assistant Director: Bert Glazer
  • Written by: George Wells
  • Additional Dialogue by: Ruth Brooks Flippen
  • Musical Direction: David Rose
  • Musical Numbers Staged by: Gower Champion and Nick Castle
  • Art Directors: Cedric Gibbons and Randall Duell
  • Set Decorations: Edwin B. Willis, Jacques Mapes
  • Women’s Costumes Designed by: Helen Rose
  • Hair Styles by: Sydney Guilaroff
  • Make-Up Created by: William Tuttle
  • Recording Supervisor: Douglas Shearer
  • Director of Photography: William V. Skall
  • Special Effects: Warren Newcombe
  • Montage Sequence: Peter Ball Busch
  • Color by Technicolor
  • Technicolor Color Consultant: Henri Jaffa
  • Color Consultant: Alvord Eiseman
  • Film Editor: Adrienne Fazan

Cast

  • Marge Champion [Pamela Hubbard]
  • Gower Champion [Chuck Hubbard]
  • Dennis O’Keefe [Alec Tackabury]
  • Monica Lewis [Sybil Meriden]
  • Dean Miller [Monty Dunstan]
  • Eduard Franz [Phil Meisner]
  • John Gallaudet [Ed Holly]
  • Diane Cassidy
  • Elaine Stewart [Showgirls]
  • Jonathan Cott [Freddie]
  • Robert Burton [Dr. Charles]
  • Jean Fenwick [Mrs. Tirson]
  • Mimi Gibson [Pamela (age 3½]
  • Wilson Wood [Roy Tirson]

Musical Program

  • [0:00] Overture (played by Orchestra behind titles)
  • [0:01] My Heart Skips a Beat (excerpt sung by Marge and Gower Champion, danced by Marge and Gower and Chorus)
  • [0:06] Like Monday Follows Sunday (sung and danced by Marge and Gower Champion)
  • [0:15] Casablanca (Casbah) (production number danced by Marge and Gower and Chorus)
  • [0:20] My Heart Skips a Beat (excerpt sung by Marge and Gower Champion, danced by Marge and Gower and Chorus)
  • [0:28] Seventeen Thousand Telephone Poles (sung by Monica Lewis, Gower Champion and Chorus)
  • [0:42] Serenade to a New Baby (played by Orchestra, danced by Gower Champion)
  • [0:52] Everything I Have Is Yours (sung by Monica Lewis at party)
  • [0:55] Derry Down Dilly (sung and danced by Marge Champion — cute number!)
  • [1:07] General Hiram Johnson Jefferson Brown (sung and danced by Gower Champion and Monica Lewis)
  • [1:16] Dream Sequence (danced by Marge and Gower Champion)
  • there are additional short vocal excerpts and dance rehearsals, none very long