Meet the People

1944 film by Charles Reisner / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Meet the People (1944) is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical comedy film made, and set, during World War II, and starring Lucille Ball and Dick Powell and featuring Virginia O'Brien, Bert Lahr, Rags Ragland and June Allyson. The film takes its title from a successful Los Angeles musical revue, which ran on Broadway from December 25, 1940 to May 10, 1941. Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra, Spike Jones and his City Slickers, and Virginia O'Brien were also in the original stage cast. O'Brien sings the hit song "Say That We're Sweethearts Again".

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Meet the People
Directed byCharles Reisner
Screenplay bySig Herzig
Fred Saidy
Virginia Kellog (add'l contribs, uncredited)[1]
Based onMeet the People
1940 play
by Sol and Ben Barzman and Louis Lant[1]
Produced byE.Y. Harburg[1]
StarringLucille Ball
Dick Powell
CinematographyRobert L. Surtees
Edited byAlex Troffey
Music byHarold Arlen, et al.
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release dates
  • June 1, 1944 (1944-06-01) (Los Angeles)[1]
  • September 7, 1944 (1944-09-07)
  • New York City (New York City)
Running time
90 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$960,000[2]