The Fuller Brush Girl

The Fuller Brush Girl

Lucille Ball
Director: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
, Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
, Carl Benton Reid
Carl Benton Reid
Lloyd Bacon


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Hot on the heels of such Red Skelton slapstick comedies as The Fuller Brush Man and The Yellow Cab Man came The Fuller Brush Girl, starring Lucille Ball in a fascinating dry run for her wacky "Lucy Ricardo" TV character. Unable to hold a job because of her tendency to get into trouble, Sally Elliot (Ball) hires on at the Fuller Brush company as a door-to-door cosmetics salesman. After several misadventures involving obnoxious children and snooty matrons, Sally finds herself in the middle of a murder scheme. With reluctant boyfriend Humphrey (Eddie Albert) in tow, Sally gets mixed up in one hilariously life-threatening situation after another, culminating in a prolonged chase sequence on board a tramp steamer. Highlights include Ball's outrageous striptease scene (to the tune of Rita Hayworth's "Put the Blame on Mame") and a choice cameo by Red Skelton as an all-too-cooperative customer. Most of the sight gags in Fuller Brush Girl were cooked up by former cartoon director Frank Tashlin, who'd also contributed to Fuller Brush Man.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1994
UPC: 0043396535732
Original Release: 1950
Source: Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucille Ball Sally Elliot
Eddie Albert Humphrey Briggs
Carl Benton Reid Christy
Gale Robbins Ruby Rawlings
Jeff Donnell Jane Bixby
Jerome Cowan Harvey Simpson
John Litel Mr. Martin
Fred Graham Rocky Mitchell
Lee Patrick Claire Simpson
Arthur Space Inspector Rodgers
Sid Tomack Banks, the theatre manager
Billy Vincent Punchy
Lorin Raker Deval
Lelah Tyler Mrs. North
Sarah Edwards Mrs. East
Louis Austin Mrs. West
Isabel Randolph Mrs. South
Isabel Withers Mrs. Finley
Gregory Marshall Alvin/Albert
Val Avery Burlesque Patron
Jay Barney Fingerprint Man
Gail Bonney Baby Sitter
Paul Bryar Couple
Paul E. Burns Stage Doorman
Cliff Clark Ship's Captain
Joseph Crehan Captain of Police Boat
John Doucette Actor
Sumner Getchell Magazine Salesman
Chuck Hamilton Actor
Myron Healey Employee
Jack Little Actor
George Lloyd Sea Captain on Dock
Cy Malis Actor
Bud Osborne Old Sailor
Joe Palma Cop
Joel Robinson Actor
Sid Saylor Wardrobe Man
Frank Wilcox Roberts
Jean Willes Mary
Shirley Whitney Dancer
James L. Kelly Comic
Robert Hyatt Henry
Barbara Pepper Woman Watching TV
Red Skelton Himself

Technical Credits
Lloyd Bacon Director
Earl Bellamy Asst. Director
Clay Campbell Makeup
James A. Crowe Set Decoration/Design
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
William Lyon Editor
Robert A. Peterson Art Director
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Tashlin Screenwriter

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