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People Are Funny (1946)

Approved | | Musical | 11 January 1946 (USA)
Two rivaling radio producers try to get the same sponsor. So they try to overtop each other with new ideas.

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Ormsby Jamison
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Leroy Brinker
Phillip Reed ...
John Guedel
Bob Graham ...
Luke
Roy Atwell ...
Mr. Pippensigal
Barbara Roche ...
Aimee
Clara Blandick ...
Grandma Wilson
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Frances Langford
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A comedy based on NBC's "People Are Funny" radio (and later television) program with Art Linkletter with a fictional story of how the program came to be on a national network from its humble beginning at a Nevada radio station. Jack Haley is a producer with only half-rights to the program while Ozzie Nelson and Helen Walker are the radio writers and supply the romance. Rudy Vallee, always able to burlesque himself intentional and, quite often, unintentional, is the owner of the sought-after sponsoring company. Frances Langford, as herself, sings "I'm in the Mood for Love" while the Vagabonds quartet (billed 12th and last) chimes in on "Angeline" and "The Old Square Dance is Back Again." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

Leroy Brinker: I don't like the tone of what you're not saying!
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Celito Lindo
by Quirino Mendoza
Performed by Rosarita Varela
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This Grows On You
9 July 2002 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Sit back and enjoy this one. A story of two producers that have been feuding for years. Both end up with half the rights to a radio program "People Are Funny." Along the way to getting the program on the radio you get to hear some very good musical numbers by a variety of performers. The longer you watch the more you realize that you really like what you are seeing and hearing.


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