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The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)

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Scatterbrained Sally Elliott gets a job as a Fuller brush girl and, as expected, her attempts at selling cosmetics door-to-door are disastrous. Things get worse when one of her customers is... See full summary »

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Sally Elliot
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Humphrey Briggs
Carl Benton Reid ...
Mr. Christy
Gale Robbins ...
Ruby Rawlings
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Scatterbrained Sally Elliott gets a job as a Fuller brush girl and, as expected, her attempts at selling cosmetics door-to-door are disastrous. Things get worse when one of her customers is murdered and she becomes the prime suspect. She and her poor fiancé Humphrey find themselves dodging the police while trying to catch the real killer. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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A BRAND NEW LINE OF LAFFS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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15 September 1950 (USA)  »

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When Humphrey takes a cigar while in Mr. Simpson's office, the cigar is already lit and smoking before Mr. Simpson lights it. See more »

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Sally Elliot: It only took you a year to finish that correspondence course.
Humphrey Briggs: Yeah, but that was a six month course.
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References Gilda (1946) See more »

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Ladies of the Chorus
Written by Lester Lee and Allan Roberts
Performed by the chorus line at the burlesque show
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Invite this Fuller Brush Girl In! Inane Hilarity ***1/2
9 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absolute side-splitting comedy dealing with the incomparable Lucille Ball losing her switchboard job and trying to work for the Fuller Brush Company. The situations that she soon finds herself in are hilarious at best to describe. Curling 4 women with a chemical-laced product by one of the latter's children causes the women to lose their hair. Walking in on a murder and then dodging the police with boyfriend, an adept at comedy Eddie Albert, provides further laughter. Albert is soon accused of murder as well. Jerome Cowan and Lee Patrick appear as the murder victims.

The scene on board the boat with the mayhem created by the crooks chasing Sally (Ball) and Humphrey (Albert) is filled with non-stop lasts.

This movie provided Lucille Ball the material she needed to show her ability in comedy.

While many will find this silly, when you need a good laugh, see this screwball film. It's fun at its best.


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