MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,128 this week

People Are Funny (1946)

 -  Musical  -  11 January 1946 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

Two rivaling radio producers try to get the same sponsor. So they try to overtop each other with new ideas.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Keith Simanton talks with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 60 titles
created 25 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 2219 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 53 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 680 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: People Are Funny (1946)

People Are Funny (1946) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of People Are Funny.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The rise and rise of the Fabulous Dorsey brothers is charted in this whimsical step down memory lane, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey play themselves in this vehicle for their excellent music. From ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Janet Blair
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Monty Brewster is a penniless, former U.S. Army soldier back from World War II Europe who learns that he has inherited $8 million from a distant relative. But there's a catch: he must spend... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Helen Walker, June Havoc
Trocadero (1944)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A newspaper columnist and host of his own national network radio program, interviewing more film personalities on his show than any other commentator, is searching for a story for a Sunday ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Rosemary Lane, Johnny Downs, Ralph Morgan
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Susan is in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the small town of Crown Port local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Jean Rogers
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Newly-married Gary Ainsworth once gave his former sweetheart Mabel a sexy negligee with his initials embroidered in the lacework. It is Gary's unenviable task to retrieve the incriminating undergarment from Mabel's room.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Marjorie Reynolds, Dennis O'Keefe, Gail Patrick
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson, Robert Hutton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Matt Ballot has returned home after 12 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife managed to raise their 14-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son nicely without his help. Matt is ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Steve Cochran, Walter Brennan
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A priceless Cellini silver cup is stolen from a local museum with both Hildegarde and Oscar on the case.

Director: Ben Holmes
Stars: James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Owen Davis Jr.
Lizzie (1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Elizabeth has reoccurring headaches and trouble sleeping. Threatening letters signed by Lizzie are given to her, but she does not know anyone named Lizzie. As her situation deteriorates, ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Haas
Stars: Eleanor Parker, Richard Boone, Joan Blondell
Fantasy | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

What happens when an American family gets two trees that grow spendable money.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Irene Dunne, Dean Jagger, Joan Evans
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A pretty young music teacher is bludgeoned to death in Hildegarde's school, where she's reunited with Oscar, but the autopsy report says she was dying from poison too.

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Helen Walker ...
Corey Sullivan
...
Ormsby Jamison
Ozzie Nelson ...
Leroy Brinker
Phillip Reed ...
John Guedel
Bob Graham ...
Luke
Roy Atwell ...
Mr. Pippensigal
Barbara Roche ...
Aimee
Clara Blandick ...
Grandma Wilson
The Vagabonds ...
Singers
...
Master of Ceremonies
...
Frances Langford
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
NBC Usher
Ann Jenkins ...
Boogie Woogie Piano Player
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

radio | producer | See All (2) »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 January 1946 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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!
See more »

Soundtracks

I'm in the Mood for Love
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Frances Langford with chorus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Interesting movie jeberkin
Discuss People Are Funny (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?