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Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)

Movie star Annabel Allison has further comic adventures with her wacky publicity agent.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Bert Granet (screen play), Olive Cooper (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Clare Verdera ... Viscountess River-Clyde
Edward Gargan ... Longshoreman at dance
Pepito Pérez Pepito Pérez ... Poochy the Accordion Player (as Pepito)
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Storyline

Annabel Allison, star of Wonder Pictures, is irked at her poor publicity, especially when a rival gets engaged to a Marquis; so she makes studio head Webb re-hire disgraced publicity agent Morgan for her personal appearance tour. The trip proceeds with a flurry of Morgan's crazy, slapstick publicity stunts. Then Annabel has her chance to "bag" a real Viscount. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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IT'S A LAUGH ALL THE WAY! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annabel Takes a Trip See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Josephine: Annabel's fallen in love!
Howard Webb: She can't do that. It's not in her contract.
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Follows The Affairs of Annabel (1938) See more »

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You'd think after the first film, she's want nothing to do with Lanny!
4 July 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In "The Affairs of Annabel", Lanny Morgan (Jack Oakie) drives actress Annabel Allison (Lucille Ball) over the edge with his insane publicity stunts in order to make her even more famous. His antics were just awful and it makes you wonder why Annabel would ever work with this idiot again. However, in "Annabel Takes a Tour", Annabel is anxious to get Lanny back in her life. Most of the reason is that Annabel is frustrated when a small-time actress at the studio suddenly gets all the attention because she becomes engaged to a viscount. So, Lanny decides to get Annabel a viscount as well...or at least convince everyone she's carrying on with minor royalty. Unfortunately, he doesn't tell the Viscount he has in mind...nor does he tell Annabel...setting the stage for all sorts of complications.

Overall, this is a pleasant little diversion and not much else. A nice film...but one that isn't quite as good as the first...which, after all, is not a huge surprise.


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