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Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 11 November 1938 (USA)
Movie star Annabel Allison has further comic adventures with her wacky publicity agent.

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Howard Webb, Chief of Wonder Pictures
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Frances Mercer ...
Natalie Preston
Donald MacBride ...
Thompson, RR Conductor
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Marcella, Hotel Manicurist
Chester Clute ...
Pitcarin, Rodney-Marlborough Hotel Manager
Jean Rouverol ...
Laura Hampton
Clare Verdera ...
Edward Gargan ...
Longshoreman at dance
Pepito Pérez ...
Poochy the Accordion Player (as Pepito)
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Annabel Allison, star of Wonder Pictures, is irked at her poor publicity, especially when a rival gets engaged to a Marquis; so she makes studio head Webb re-hire disgraced publicity agent Morgan for her personal appearance tour. The trip proceeds with a flurry of Morgan's crazy, slapstick publicity stunts. Then Annabel has her chance to "bag" a real Viscount. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Josephine: Annabel's fallen in love!
Howard Webb: She can't do that. It's not in her contract.
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One of a Fairly humorous Series
1 July 2002 | by (Chicago IL) – See all my reviews

Jack Oakie and Lucille Ball are no Lucy and Desi, to be sure. But Jack Oakie evokes laughter without effort. This one is full of further hi-jinx of the ne'er do well starlet and her insane publicity man. Not great movies, but all of the Annabel flix are worthwhile watches because they are good, clean, honest fun. Oakie did others on his own for RKO, some of which are good ONLY because he's there. He did his share of clunkers, and sometimes he appears in films with material that I personally find objectionable. But on the whole, he's one of the funniest characters in film ( and good with drama !!). Obviously Lucy cut her comedic teeth in these films. She can only steal a scene from Oakie by taking pratfalls or by being the butt of jokes. I dig Oakie, Lucy, and the "Annabel" films.


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