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Meet the People (1944)

A idealistic shipyard worker interests a beautiful Hollywood star in staging a musical tribute to the war industry, but they disagree on some important issues.

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Mr. Smith (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Annie
Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra ...
Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra
Spike Jones and His City Slickers ...
Spike Jones' City Slickers
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Uncle Felix (as Steve Geray)
Paul Regan ...
'Buck'
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Mr. George Peetwick
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Steffi
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John Swanson
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Miriam LaVelle ...
Miriam - Acrobatic Dancer
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Storyline

Shipyard worker Bill Swanson writes a wartime play celebrating the American spirit. He meets theatre actress Julie Hampton, visiting the shipyard on a bond drive, and convinces her to read his patriotic opus. Enthusiastic at its potential, Julie is able to get the show produced, but Bill is dismayed when he discovers that its being turned into a musical. Withdrawing his option, he returns to his day job, but Julie isn't to be put off so easily. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents the gayest musical!


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15 March 1945 (Mexico)  »

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Conozca a la gente  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's initial television showing in Los Angeles occurred Friday 5 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Chicago 15 April 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Philadelphia 23 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Minneapolis 8 October 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), and by San Francisco 22 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

The Rodgers and Hart song, "I Like To Recognize The Tune", was incorrectly titled "I'd Like To Recognize The Tune" in the main titles. See more »

Quotes

The Commander: You must come up and launch with me sometime.
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Connections

Referenced in Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

A Life on the Ocean Wave
(1838) (uncredited)
Music by Henry Russell
Lyrics by Epes Sargent
Played by the band before the launch of The Julie Hampton
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Some sensational music!
5 April 2001 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

Forget the period propaganda or the corny jokes. This movie has some sensational music in it, great arrangements & great singing, especially one of the greatest songs written by one of the greatest teams: Rogers & Hart's "I Like to Recognize the Tune". A gorgeous rendition by one of the most beautiful pop songs ever written or performed. Worth reviving this movie (& then there's Spike Jones).


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