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Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)

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

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Complete credited cast:
Jack Oakie ...
Lanny Morgan
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Ruth Donnelly ...
Josephine 'Jo'
Bradley Page ...
Howard Webb, Chief of Wonder Pictures
Ralph Forbes ...
Viscount Ronald River-Clyde
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 ...
Viscountess River-Clyde
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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Lucy Goes on Tour
9 August 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"Wonder Pictures" movie star Lucille Ball (as Annabel Allison) feels her career is in trouble after rival Francis Mercer (as Natalie Preston) eclipses her in popularity and becomes engaged to a nobleman. In spite of his mishandling her publicity in the recently released "The Affairs of Annabel" (1938), Ms. Ball insists publicist Jack Oakie (as Lanny Morgan) be rehired. Ball and Mr. Oakie go on a "Good Will Tour" to promote her new movie. This entry continues Ball's romantic interest in Oakie, which came out of nowhere in the earlier film, and adds courtly Ralph Forbes (as Ronald River-Clyde) to the mix...

Odd as it seems, Ball's dramatic movie characterizations were better than her comic roles during 1930s and 1940s. Her delivery is often very abrasive, and she sometimes seems like she might hurt one of the other actors, or herself; the "Lucy" character she developed on radio (1948) and television (1951) was more finely tuned. This was the second, and last, film in the "Annabel" series. The first one was better, with the time "Annabel" spent as maid to a family being most appealing. Here, hotel manicurist Alice White (as Marcella) is very funny, and grown-up Wesley Barry looks good in a walk on role.

**** Annabel Takes a Tour (11/11/38) Lew Landers ~ Lucille Ball, Jack Oakie, Ralph Forbes, Alice White


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