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The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)

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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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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THE FULLER BRUSH GIRL HAS SOMETHING THE FULLER BRUSH MAN DIDN'T HAVE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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15 September 1950 (USA)  »

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Accidenti che ragazza!  »

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When Sally is mistaken for a babysitter and tied up by some children playing Cowboys and Indians, she is rescued by the real babysitter, played by actress Gail Bonney. Two years later, Gail Bonney would play Mrs. Hudson in the I Love Lucy episode "The Amateur Hour," hiring Lucy Riccardo to babysit her twin boys, who would tie Lucy up while playing Cowboys and Indians. See more »

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When Humphrey is climbing down the mattress springs, you can see the wire holding him up. See more »

Quotes

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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Every Baby Needs a Da-Da-Daddy
Written by Lester Lee and Allan Roberts
Heard instrumentally during Lucille Ball's striptease
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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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