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Meet the People

1944 1h 40m Musical List
Reviews 20% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
While at a war bond rally in a Delaware shipyard, starry-eyed welder Swanee Swanson (Dick Powell) becomes infatuated with Broadway star Julie Hampton (Lucille Ball). Swanee reveals to Julie that he has written a musical, "Meet the People," that celebrates the working class. An impressed Julie pitches the idea to her producer. But when the play is transformed into a flashy Broadway extravaganza, the idealistic Swanee is left feeling bitter, and his trust for Julia is tarnished. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member interesting as an historical wartime movie. the plot is not cohesive and lucille ball's forte is not in this kind of role. it's not a good movie, but the entire country was at war and this was a (failed) attempt to lighten the mood. interesting to watch. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Lavish but unexciting MGM musical is really a hodgepodge of musical acts tied to a weak plot; the highlight is Virginia O'Brien's "Say That We're Sweethearts Again." Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member another early technicolor winner from Ball & all star MGM cast. Lucy starts out on broadway and ends up working in a WWII shipyard. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis While at a war bond rally in a Delaware shipyard, starry-eyed welder Swanee Swanson (Dick Powell) becomes infatuated with Broadway star Julie Hampton (Lucille Ball). Swanee reveals to Julie that he has written a musical, "Meet the People," that celebrates the working class. An impressed Julie pitches the idea to her producer. But when the play is transformed into a flashy Broadway extravaganza, the idealistic Swanee is left feeling bitter, and his trust for Julia is tarnished.
Director
Charles Reisner
Producer
Yip Harburg
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Musical
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Apr 20, 2009
Runtime
1h 40m