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Bert Granet (screen play) and
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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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  (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)
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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of a Fairly humorous Series, 1 July 2002
Author: tmpj from Chicago IL

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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