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Release Date:
11 November 1938 (USA) See more »
Movie star Annabel Allison has further comic adventures with her wacky publicity agent. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jack Oakie ... Lanny Morgan

Lucille Ball ... Annabel Allison
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

Alice White ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wesley Barry ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Tommy Bupp ... Boy on Stage with Marcella (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Process Server (uncredited)
William Corson ... Reporter (uncredited)

Virginia Dabney ... Miss Green, Webb's Secretary (uncredited)
Mary Jo Desmond ... Girl (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Woman at Horse Show (uncredited)
Rita Gould ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Race Track Official (uncredited)
Al Herman ... Dreamland Manager who calls Police (uncredited)

Cecil Kellaway ... Strothers, River-Clyde's Publisher (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ... Police Court Sergeant (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Theater Stage Manager (uncredited)
Robert McKenzie ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Tiara Delivery Man (uncredited)
Rafael Storm ... Marquis De la Destart (uncredited)
Robert Warwick ... Race Track Announcer (uncredited)

Directed by
Lew Landers 
Writing credits
Bert Granet (screen play) and
Olive Cooper (screen play)

Joe Bigelow (story) and
Bert Granet (story)

Charles Hoffman (based on characters by)

Produced by
Lou Lusty .... producer
Lee S. Marcus .... executive producer (as Lee Marcus)
Original Music by
Robert Russell Bennett (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
Film Editing by
Harry Marker 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino  (as Albert D'Agostino)
Van Nest Polglase 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
Art Department
Darrell Silvera .... set dresser
Sound Department
Earl A. Wolcott .... sound recordist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Russell Bennett .... musical director
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67 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #4603)

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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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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Jack Oakie and Lucille Ball are wasted in an unfunny screenplay., 7 April 1999
Author: Arthur Hausner ( from Pine Grove, California

A lackluster screenplay doesn't help this comedy about a movie star, Lucille Ball, whose publicity man, Jack Oakie, uses stupid schemes to get her name in the newspapers. Unfortunately, very little of the film is funny, but it was nice to see a very young Lucille Ball, even in black and white. Ball, Oakie, Bradley Page and Ruth Donnelly reprised their roles in this second and last film based on the characters created in the 1938 film "The Affairs of Annabel" by Charles Hoffman. There would have been more in the series, but Oakie wanted too large a fee for his services.

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