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The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 September 1950 (USA)
Scatterbrained Sally Elliott tries to get a job as a Fuller brush girl and desperate for money she borrows her friend's kit without permission and her attempts at selling cosmetics ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Bacon

Writer:

Frank Tashlin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lucille Ball ... Sally Elliot
Eddie Albert ... Humphrey Briggs
Carl Benton Reid ... Mr. Christy
Gale Robbins ... Ruby Rawlings
Jeff Donnell ... Jane Bixby
Jerome Cowan ... Harvey Simpson
John Litel ... Mr. Watkins
Fred Graham ... Rocky Mitchell
Lee Patrick ... Claire Simpson
Arthur Space ... Insp. Rodgers
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Scatterbrained Sally Elliott tries to get a job as a Fuller brush girl and desperate for money she borrows her friend's kit without permission and her attempts at selling cosmetics door-to-door are disastrous. She and her fiance Humphrey get involved in a smuggling scheme and she becomes the prime suspect in first one and then a second murder. She and Humphrey find themselves dodging the police while trying to catch the real killers. 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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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accidenti che ragazza! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Red Skelton, who played the title role in "The Fuller Brush Man" (1948) makes a cameo here in character. See more »

Goofs

When Sally and Humphrey are sprung into the air and hang on the wire you can see the wires that is holding Sally 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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Connections

Features Ladies of the Chorus (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Comic mayhem and misunderstandings, with everyone involved acting silly...
18 March 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Frantic follow-up to 1948's "The Fuller Brush Man", with that film's star--Red Skelton--making an amusing cameo. Here, Lucille Ball, out of work and needing money to help pay for her and future husband Eddie Albert's new house, auditions to be a door-to-door cosmetics saleslady. She's quite efficient at it, but smart and efficient in a slapstick comedy just won't do, and so writer Frank Tashlin throws in misunderstandings, accusations, exploding switchboards, and the murder of a rich suburban woman who is 'keeping' a shady husband--Ball's former employer. About as funny as it sounds, with rampant silliness. Seen today, the only joy one can get from it is in watching Ball trying out her Lucy Ricardo act before she became a television staple...and from those nifty house-fronts on the Columbia lot. Albert is wasted on stupid material, and the character actors dotting the supporting cast are equally at the mercy of a witless script. *1/2 from ****


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