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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: Over, my left eyebrow!
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Followed by Annabel Takes a Tour (1938) See more »

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A dismal 'Affair'...
7 August 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Cheeky movie actress at Wonder Pictures masquerades as a maid to a dotty suburban family for publicity reasons, but the household is soon taken over by two gangsters. It's "The Desperate Hours" as a rollicking comedy! Screen adaptation of Charles Hoffman's short story "Menial Star" proves short on laughs, even with Jack Oakie and Lucille Ball in the leads. Some of the screwball business with the family is funny--as is an opening gimmick with Ball posing as a prison inmate...and getting 30 days behind bars! Much of the rest is strident and silly, including the familiar asides at the movie studio (featuring the proverbial ever-patient secretary). Opening in September 1938, the picture was followed with a sequel just two months later! *1/2 from ****


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