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The Affairs of Annabel (1938)

 -  Comedy  -  9 September 1938 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Oakie ...
Morgan
...
Annabel
Ruth Donnelly ...
Josephine
Bradley Page ...
Webb
Fritz Feld ...
Vladimir
Thurston Hall ...
Major
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Fletcher
Granville Bates ...
Mr. Fletcher
James Burke ...
Muldoon
Lee Van Atta ...
Robert Fletcher
...
Bailey
Eddie Marr ...
Martin
Leona Roberts ...
Mrs. Hurley
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Ah ces vedettes!  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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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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