GenreComedy, Music, Musical ProducerGeorge Jessel CountryUnited States
Release date15 August 1951 WriterRichard Sale (screenplay), Mary Loos (screenplay), Erna Lazarus (suggested by a story by), Scott Darling (suggested by a story by) CastBetty Grable (Delilah Lee), Macdonald Carey (Jeff Ames), Rory Calhoun (David Hemingway), Eddie Albert (Chris Leeds), Fred Clark (Timothy Wayne), Irene Ryan (Tillie) Similar moviesBetty Grable appears in Meet Me After the Show and Footlight Serenade
Betty grable meet me after the show lead dance number
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.
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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 as Delilah Lee
Macdonald Carey as Jeff Ames
Rory Calhoun as David Hemingway
Eddie Albert as Chris Leeds
Fred Clark as Timothy 'Tim' Wayne
Lois Andrews as Gloria Carstairs
Irene Ryan as Tillie
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 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. In her only solo album, The Girl I Left Home For (1955), Verdon sang three songs from the film: It's a Hot Time in Alaska, Bettin' on a Man and No-Talent Joe.