Plot & Details
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.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 94min.
- DVD Release Date: 06/27/2006
- Distributor(s): Paramount
- Director(s): Sam White
- Starring: Jack Haley , Helen Walker , Rudy Vallee , Ozzie Nelson , Phillip Reed
- Themes: Workplace Romance,Members of the Press
- Tone: Light,Madcap
- Keywords: competition, radio, small-town, behind-the-scenes, business, business-rivalry, rival, sponsor
- Language: English