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Meet the People (1944) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Charles Reisner and produced by Arthur Freed.

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Musical Monday: Meet the People (1944)

on Jan 5, 2015 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Meet the People? ?Musical ... Read full article


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Julie Hampton: [after kissing hundreds of shipyard workers] Now I know how a trumpeteer feels!


Monte Rowland: Then just what is it you want, Mr. Swanson?
William 'Swanee' Swanson: The show I wrote. It has a point of view, not just a view of points.


William 'Swanee' Swanson: [Annoyed] Any show of mine has to stand on its own legs and not Julie Hampton's!


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A further Lane/Harburg song, "Thank You, Columbus" was recorded but not used. "Song of the Bayou" by Rube Bloom was also planned for inclusion, but not used.
In a radio interview, Spike Jones stated that the ape that plays Hitler is the same ape that appears in the Tarzan movies.
The play initially was performed in Los Angeles. It opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 25 December 1940, and closed on 10 May 1941 after 160 performances (considered a moderate hit). The opening night cast included Jack Albertson, Nanette Fabray, Jack Gilford, Peggy Ryan and Doodles Weaver.
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