Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her... See full summary »
In order to cover up his philandering ways, a married Broadway producer sets one of his dancers up on a date with a chorus girl for whom he had bought a gift, but the two dancers fall in love for real.
Three Broadway producers struggling to get backing for their show hope one's sudden inheritance of a half interest in a Parisian fashion house is the answer. They travel to Paris only to learn the salon is in debt and requires their help.
Professor Hardwick teaches at Winfield College and detests the new swing music that is the craze. He has written a rhapsody which he takes to New York to be published. Staying with his Aunt... See full summary »
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
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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 »
William 'Swanee' Swanson:
[Hearing the cheers of the crowd who've been promised a kiss from the beautiful star]
You hear that? That's the voice of the people!
Sounds more like the call of the wild.
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Odds and Ends MGM had no use for tossed into a film you sleep through
Lucy has made a few musical stinkers, The Big Street, Du Barry was a Lady, Best Foot Forward, Meet the People is just one more to add to the list of forgettable classics. Yup partner, the old gang Virginia O'Brian, and June Allyson are there to support Lucy, Dick Powell takes over the position formerly held by Red Skelton, or Henry Fonda. As for the music, I'm not saying June Allyson and Virginia O'Brian can't sing, but after the 4th or 5th song you long for the pleasant and comforting sound of a dentist drill. The best part of the music comes from the ever entertaining Spike Jones.
The plot centers on a WW II shipyard, in a Stage Door Canteen-ish way. However it's not all that important in this collection of dated gags, and unrelated songs. Lucy is the starlet visiting war industry locations to encourage the folks, Dick Powell ace riveter and unknown playwright, schemes his way to a date with Lucy wherein he presents his play. Will Lucy be impressed by the work of our riveter and bring in backers to actually get it staged? You need to see Meet the People to find out. Personally, I'm going to view The Harvey Girls one more time.
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