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The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, 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

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


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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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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures 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 Humphrey takes a cigar while in Mr. Simpson's office, the cigar is already lit and smoking before Mr. Simpson lights it. 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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Follows The Fuller Brush Man (1948) See more »

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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 edwagreenSee 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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