Meet The People (Full Screen)
Warner Archive Collection (series)
A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 20, 2009
- Originally Released: 1944
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Virginia O'Brien, Bert Lahr, Rags Ragland, Lucille Ball & Dick Powell|
|Directed by||Charles Reisner|
|Screenwriting by||Ben Barzman, Fred Saidy & Sig Herzig|
|Story by||Louis Lantz|
|Director of Photography:||Robert Surtees|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Julie Hampton (Lucille Ball) can tote a lunch pail and carry a tune. She's a Broadway star who's joined the Rosie the Riveters at Morgan Shipyards. Working with her is aspiring playwright "Swanee" Swanson, who insists Julie toil among the yard workers before she stars in the play he's written about them.
MGM's musical extravaganza MEET THE PEOPLE top-bills two future powerful TV executives: Dick Powell and Lucille Ball. Ball plays a popular but stuck-up Broadway star who leaves the bright lights to become a welder in a shipyard. Here she meets and falls in love with coworker Powell. This being a wartime musical, the plotline is periodically abandoned for the guest-star turns of the likes of Virginia O'Brien, Bert Lahr, Spike Jones and His City Slickers, Vaughn Monroe, and Mata and Hari. Buried beneath this cornucopia of corn is a stage play by Louis Lantz, upon which MEET THE PEOPLE was supposedly based. (Note: some sources mistakenly list Edward Dmytrk as the director of this film).
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