this forgotten musical, like the columbia 'my sister eileen' needs to be saved and studied by people that love musicals. first off it's impossible to talk about how much you love bob fosse and know neither of these pieces. period. i don't care about 'cabaret' and 'chicago'. see these and get back to me. then the champions. neither of them, gower especially, were gifted as actors but dammit if they couldn't dance with such love and style and sexiness! debbie reynolds became quite a little hoofer working with gene kelly and was even more of one by time she did this film. and helen wood! helen wood! miss girl was FIERCE!!!!!!!!!!!! jazz, pointe work, acro--the compleat dance long before 'so you think you can dance'. like i said, see this and die of pleasure.