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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)

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Morgan
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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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Comedy

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Release Date:

9 September 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ah ces vedettes!  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Annabel Allison: Is this uncanny?
Scarlet, the Maid: No ma'am, I'm Scarlet.
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Connections

Followed by Annabel Takes a Tour (1938) See more »

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Ball's Funniest Comedy!
8 May 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

I must disagree with the other reviewer; this film is, by far, the funniest film that Lucille Ball EVER MADE! There are Great routines: Ball in prison, trying to cook a meal, being a maid, etc. Each of these is Ball at her funniest! (If this film wasn't any good, why was a sequel -- which was very UNfunny -- made?). Ball, in contrast to the grating "dizzy dame" bit she overkilled on TV (didn't her whining make you want to BELT her one?), here she is fresh and beautiful, and reminds me a lot of Alexis Smith. This comedy is a Must See for Lucille Ball fans! Norm


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