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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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Lucy Goes on Tour, 9 August 2011
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

"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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