Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)

A prime example of the future queen of comedy she would become, The Fuller Brush Girl showcases Lucille Ball's talents wonderfully! Complete with blowing up a switchboard via facial powder, slathering ladies hair with balding creme, performing her own version of burlesque, and drunkenly saving the day, this movie is a gem full of laugh out loud moments. Along for the ride is Eddie Albert, devoted fiancé and cohort, who finds himself wrapped up in a smuggling racket that results in murder. Between the two of them, they manage to dodge the police and find the zaniest ways to solve the case while thwarting the bad guys.

Tonight on TCM! Race and Hollywood features
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) A young couple fights off Indian attacks to start a farm in the Mohawk Valley.Cast: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins Dir: John Ford

Northwest Passage (1940) True story of Rogers' Rangers and their fight to open up new frontiers for Colonial America. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey Dir: King Vidor

1 comment:

  1. Haha, awesome. I really need to brush up on my Lucille. I am not as educated on her as I should be!