People Are Funny (film)

People Are Funny is a 1946 American musical comedy film directed by Sam White based on the popular radio show of the same name.

People Are Funny
Directed bySam White
Produced byWilliam H. Pine (executive producer)
William C. Thomas (executive producer)
Sam White (producer)
Written byDorcas Cochran (additional dialogue)
John Guedel (radio program)
David Lang (story)
Maxwell Shane (writer)
StarringSee below
CinematographyFrank Jackman Jr.
Edited byHenry Adams
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
January 11, 1946
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

Radio producer John Guedel is panicked and dumbfounded when his popular radio show Humbug is immediately taken off the air for making fun of the legal profession. Given a deadline to produce a replacement, Gudel contacts his writer girlfriend Corey Sullivan to help him but Corey has another client, Leroy Brinker seeking a radio show for himself. The two come across a radio show put on in a small town called People Are Funny that mixes bizarre challenges to contestants with musical entertainment. Corey gets the show's producer Pinky Wilson to bring his show to Mr Guedel.



Pine Thomas bought the screen rights to the radio show in 1944. Jack Haley who signed a two-picture deal with Pine Thomas was assigned to star.[1]



  1. SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD New York Times 10 June 1944: 12.

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