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The Affairs of Annabel (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 September 1938 (USA)
Wonder Pictures' seedy publicity man Lanny Morgan has put the studio's biggest star, Annabel Allison, in one crazy stunt after another. His latest scheme has Annabel pretending to be a maid... See full summary »

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(as Ben Stoloff), (uncredited)

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Wonder Pictures' seedy publicity man Lanny Morgan has put the studio's biggest star, Annabel Allison, in one crazy stunt after another. His latest scheme has Annabel pretending to be a maid in order to research her next screen role. Her disastrous attempts at cooking and cleaning, and her involvement with two fugitives hiding out at her employers' house provide her with more material than she really wanted. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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9 September 1938 (USA)  »

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Ah ces vedettes!  »

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This is the second of three films in which character actor Granville Bates appeared on screen alongside Lucille Ball. Each film in which they appeared together was released in 1938 and starred Ball as the female lead. The other films to include the two actors were Go Chase Yourself (1938) and Next Time I Marry (1938). See more »

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Annabel Allison: Is this uncanny?
Scarlet, the Maid: No ma'am, I'm Scarlet.
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Followed by Annabel Takes a Tour (1938) See more »

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Lucy the Movie Star
9 August 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

With her latest film flopping, "Wonder Pictures" movie star Lucille Ball (as Annabel Allison) goes along with studio publicist Jack Oakie (as Lanny Morgan) and gets herself sent to prison for petty larceny. After thirty days behind bars, Ms. Ball is furious. But she forgives Mr. Oakie and accepts his next idea. To prepare for the movie about a maid, Ball poses as one. She attracts teenager Lee Van Atta (as Robert "Bob" Fletcher) and almost botches a dinner. After Oakie helps with the catering, a couple of kidnappers (sans kid) arrive and take the household hostage. The comedy never makes any sense, but the cast has good energy. "The Affairs of Annabel" was introduced to filmgoers as the first of a film series. After the second entry, "Annabel Takes a Tour" (1938), it ended.

***** The Affairs of Annabel (9/9/38) Benjamin Stoloff ~ Lucille Ball, Jack Oakie, Thurston Hall, Elisabeth Risdon


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