People Are Funny (1946)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy  |   Release Date - Jan 11, 1946 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
    4
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Art Linkletter had only recently taken over the popular audience-participation radio series People are Funny from Art Baker when he appeared as "himself" in this lighthearted musical comedy. The film's plot concerns a rivalry between two radio producers, both of whom want to produce a weekly radio series in which audience members indulge in silly stunts for huge cash prizes. A romance develops between supposedly slow-on-the-uptake radio producer Pinky Wilson (Jack Haley) and writer Corey Sullivan (Helen Walker), while wealthy sponsor Ormsby Jamison (Rudy Vallee) tries to determine if People are Funny is a saleable concept. Ozzie Nelson costars as Wilson's business rival, Frances Langford shows up for a song, and future 3 Stooges member Joe DeRita has a funny bit as a contestant.

Characteristics

Keywords

behind-the-scenes, business, business-rivalry, competition, radio, rival, small-town, sponsor