The Affairs of Annabel Overview:

The Affairs of Annabel (1938) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by Lew Landers and Benjamin Stoloff and produced by Lee S. Marcus.


This is the first of the Annabel series that features Lucy 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. Followed by Annabel Takes a Tour.

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The Affairs of Annabel (1938)

on May 10, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

The Affairs of Annabel was a wild-care choice for my TCM Top 12 in April, mostly because I adore Lucille Ball and I’ve only seen her work in Stage Door.? The Affairs of Annabel isn’t a bad movie, it’s just unmemorable and entirely blah.? The daffy hijinks of a movie star and her pu... Read full article

Lucille Ball's first starring comedy role: The Affairs of Annabel (1938).

By Dawn Sample on Apr 8, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Affairs of Annabel(1938). Comedy. Lucille Ball and Jack Oakie. Ball, In her first starring comedy role. The Affairs of Annabel" was the first of a film series. After the second entry, "Annabel Takes a Tour" (1938), it ended. "Wonder Pictures" movie star Annabel Allison, naively goes along with ... Read full article

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