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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A serial killer in London is murdering young women whom he meets through the personal columns of newspapers; he announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. ... See full summary »
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In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.
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
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What this movie really needed was Bob Hope. This is the kind of hectic farce, complete with mistaken identities and dead bodies, that Hope specialized in during this time period. Ball is fine as a working girl caught up in murder schemes and crazy plots, but Eddie Albert just is no substitute for the wise cracking male presence that this type of farce needs. Ball and Hope would have been a riot.
Another thing is that the slapstick wears out it's welcome before the end, as it becomes increasingly sillier. All in all, not a bad example of mid 20th century American farce, but not a standout either. Lucille Ball went on to be much funnier in a TV series, as did Eddie Albert on a lesser level.
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