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Meet the People (1944)

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100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A idealistic shipyard worker interests a beautiful Hollywood star in staging a musical tribute to the war industry, but they disagree on some important issues.
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Director
Charles Reisner (as Charles Riesner)
Writers
Sol Barzman (short story) | Ben Barzman (short story) | Louis Lantz (short story) | Sig Herzig (screenplay) (as S.M. Herzig) | Fred Saidy (screenplay)
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Editor
Alex Troffey (as Alexander Troffey)
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Budget
$ 1,302,000
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Release date
Jun 1, 1944 (United States)

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96 cast members
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Lucille Ball
Julie Hampton Julie Hampton   See fewer
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Dick Powell
William 'Swanee' Swanson William 'Swanee' Swanson   See fewer
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Virginia O'Brien
'Woodpecker' Peg 'Woodpecker' Peg   See fewer
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Bert Lahr
The Commander The Commander   See fewer
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Rags Ragland
Mr. Smith (as 'Rags' Ragland) Mr. Smith (as 'Rags' Ragland)   See fewer
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Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra   See fewer
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Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Spike Jones' City Slickers Spike Jones' City Slickers   See fewer
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Steven Geray
Uncle Felix (as Steve Geray) Uncle Felix (as Steve Geray)   See fewer
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Paul Regan
'Buck' 'Buck'   See fewer
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Howard Freeman
Mr. George Peetwick Mr. George Peetwick   See fewer
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Betty Jaynes
Steffi Steffi   See fewer
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John Craven
John Swanson John Swanson   See fewer
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Morris Ankrum
Monte Rowland Monte Rowland   See fewer
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Miriam LaVelle
Miriam - Acrobatic Dancer Miriam - Acrobatic Dancer   See fewer
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Ziggie Talent
Ziggie Ziggie   See fewer
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Ruth Mata
Ruth Mata (as Mata and Hari) Ruth Mata (as Mata and Hari)   See fewer
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Eugene Hari
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Harry Adams
Shipyard Executive (uncredited) Shipyard Executive (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Ash
Workman in Rooming House (uncredited) Workman in Rooming House (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hooper Atchley
Airport Policeman (uncredited) Airport Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bagni
Tough Workman (uncredited) Tough Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Bedford
Ritz Patron (uncredited) Ritz Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Belasco
Milo (uncredited) Milo (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Berkes
Workman (uncredited) Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Blake
Jimmy Smith (uncredited) Jimmy Smith (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karin Booth
Show Girl (uncredited) Show Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hazel Brooks
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Lucille Casey
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Fred Coby
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Davis
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Davis
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Linda Deane
Show Girl (uncredited) Show Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Deery
Shipyard Executive (uncredited) Shipyard Executive (uncredited)   See fewer
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Natalie Draper
Show Girl (uncredited) Show Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Elliott
Salesman on Train (uncredited) Salesman on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alice Eyland
Show Girl (uncredited) Show Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Workman (uncredited) Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Myrtle Ferguson
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Dorothy Ford
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Jean Forward
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Mary Ganley
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Frederick Giermann
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Youth (uncredited) Youth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlie (uncredited) Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mac (uncredited) Mac (uncredited)   See fewer
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Show Girl (uncredited) Show Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beau Lee
Mussolini (uncredited) Mussolini (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Lundeen
Show Girl (uncredited) Show Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Welder (uncredited) Welder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Workman (uncredited) Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Launch Official (uncredited) Launch Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlie (uncredited) Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shorty (uncredited) Shorty (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 280 votes