Movies Affairs of Annabel, The (RKO 1938, Lucille Ball, Jack Oakie) Published 4 months ago on January 13, 2019 This is the first of the two “Annabel” movies that featured Lucille Ball in late-’30s screwball mode. Ball portrays Annabel Allison, a beautiful starlet who becomes the victim of an overzealous publicity agent (Oakie) who gets her thrown in jail just to make headlines. His plans completely backfire when the show she’s producing gets canceled in her absence. The Affairs of Annabel was planned to be a series of B comedies but only one sequel followed, Annabel Takes a Tour (1938), as Jack Oakie balked at making any more. production details USA | RKO | 134 minutes | 1938 Director: Benjamin Stoloff Producer: Lou Lusty Cinematography: Russell Metty Music: Roy Webb Script: Bert Granet, Paul Yawitz cast Jack Oakie as Lanny Morgan Lucille Ball as Annabel Allison Ruth Donnelly as Josephine Thurston Hall as Major Fritz Feld as Vladimir Bradley Page as Webb Elisabeth Risdon as Mrs. Fletcher Granville Bates as Mr. Fletcher Anthony Warde as Bailey James Burke as Muldoon Lee Van Atta as Robert Fletcher Eddie Marr as Martin Leona Roberts as Mrs. Hurley Brooks Benedict as Man in Webb’s Office Stanley Blystone as Cop Maurice Cass as Dr. Rubnick Charles Coleman as Perkins – the Butler Wade Crosby as Scriptwriter Claire Du Brey as Convict Mildred Gover as Scarlet – the Maid George Irving as Warden Kane Richmond as Detective Madame Sul-Te-Wan as Benzedrina – a Convict John Sutton as Man at Newsstand Anthony WardeBenjamin StoloffBert GranetBradley PageCharles HoffmanComedyEddie MarrElisabeth RisdonFritz FeldGranville BatesJack OakieJames BurkeLee Van AttaLucille BallPaul YawitzRuth DonnellyThurston Hall Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes5 hours ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes5 hours ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes5 hours ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes5 hours ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... Episodes5 hours ago Ransom: Story for Another Day (Season 3 Finale CBS Sat 25 May 2019) Story for Another Day: When Cynthia (Karen LeBlanc) and her younger brother, Tyler (Emmanuel Kabongo), are abducted by a criminal... search EPISODES Episodes5 hours ago Murdoch Mysteries: Annabella Cinderella (S12EP11 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Annabella Cinderella: Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on... Episodes5 hours ago Murdoch Mysteries: Six of the Best (S12EP12 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Six of the Best: Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care... Episodes5 hours ago From Friend to Fiancé (Hallmark Sat 25 May 2019, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan Paevey) Jess Parks (Hudon) has a good job, great friends and a cool apartment in the city. She has it all,... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.