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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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Sam White

Writers:

Maxwell Shane (screenplay), David Lang (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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

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Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1946 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a popular radio game show of the same name, in which contestants were asked to perform various stunts. It was hosted by Art Baker (I) and Art Linkletter. It spawned a TV show, "People Are Funny" (1954), hosted by Linkletter. See more »

Quotes

Leroy Brinker: I don't like the tone of what you're not saying!
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The Old Square Dance is Back Again
by Don Reid and Harry Tobias
Performed by The Vagabonds
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This Grows On You
9 July 2002 | by craig_smith9See 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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