Meet Me After the Show

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Meet Me After the Show
Directed by Richard Sale
Produced by George Jessel
Written by Scott Darling
Erna Lazarus
Mary Loos
Richard Sale
Starring Betty Grable
Macdonald Carey
Rory Calhoun
Music by Ken Darby
Songs by Jule Styne (music)
and Leo Robin (lyrics)
Cinematography Arthur E. Arling
Edited by J. Watson Webb, Jr.
Distributed by Twentieth-Century Fox
Release date
  • August 15, 1951 (1951-08-15)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2 million (US rentals)[1][2]

Meet Me After the Show is a 1951 Technicolor musical film starring Betty Grable and released through 20th Century Fox. The film was one of Grable's last musical films for Fox during her box office reign of the past decade.


Delilah Lee (Betty Grable) is groomed by her husband Jeff Ames (Macdonald Carey) for his new Broadway show. Delilah becomes such a success to a point where she feels that Jeff thinks of her more as an asset than a wife. When the show's backer Gloria Carstairs (Lois Andrews) begins coming on to Jeff, Delilah leaves him, but regrets it later on and tries to win him back. She devises a scheme involving amnesia to lure Jeff back to her.



Betty Grable had been reigning the box office throughout the 1940s. Her films always made big money for 20th Century Fox and they rewarded her by increasing her salary over the years to a point where she was making more money than Fox head Darryl F. Zanuck. By the end of the decade she was making $300,000 a year which made her the highest paid person in Hollywood and one of the highest paid people in America. Meet Me After the Show was a box office hit when released, especially due to the successes of her two films the previous year; Wabash Avenue and My Blue Heaven.

Rory Calhoun co-starred in this movie. He would also co-star with Betty Grable in How to Marry a Millionaire in 1953 playing her romantic interest in that film.

Meet Me After the Show also features a supporting performance by Irene Ryan later of The Beverly Hillbillies fame. She played Grable's maid Tillie.

Gwen Verdon is an uncredited singer and dancer in some of the musical numbers composed by Jule Styne with lyrics by Leo Robin, including "No-Talent Joe"[4] and "I Feel Like Dancing".[5] In her only solo album, The Girl I Left Home For (1955), Verdon sang three songs from the film: It's a Hot Night in Alaska, Bettin' on a Man and No-Talent Joe.[6]

Arthur Walge, a 6'6" former weightlifter and professional wrestler, plays the statuesque "No-Talent Joe" in a musical number performed by Betty Grable.[7]


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