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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Jack Haley
as Pinky Wilson
Rudy Vallee
as Ormsby Jamison
Ozzie Nelson
as Leroy Brinker
Phillip Reed
as John Guedel
Clara Blandick
as Grandma
Roy Atwell
as Mr. Pippensiegal
Wheaton Chambers
Lillian Molieri
Frances Langford
as Frances Langford


Maxwell Shane
Fred Jackman, Jr.
David Chudnow
Composer (Music Score)
David Chudnow
Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Adams