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Five Came Back

Five Came Back - Lucille Ball
Five Came Back (1939) starring Lucille Ball, Chester Morris, John Carradine, Allen Jenkins, C. Aubrey Smith Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line’s flagship the Silver Queen en route to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. The plane crashes into headhunter-inhabited...
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Dance, Girl, Dance

Lucille Ball as Bubbles, doing her hula dance audition in Dance, Girl, Dance
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) starring Lucille Ball, Maureen O’Hara Hard-working ballet dancer Judy O’Brien (Maureen O’Hara), and her street-wise gal-pal Bubbles (Lucille Ball) work as members of a small-time dance troupe operated by Madame Basilova (Maria Ouspenskaya). The story begins with their dance troupe performing in a seedy nightclub...
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Annabel Takes a Tour

Annabel Takes a Tour - Jackie Oakley, Lucille Ball
Annabel Takes a Tour (1938) starring Lucille Ball, Jackie Oakie In Annabel Takes a Tour, Lucille Ball plays the title role of Annabel Allison, a movie starlet who’s going on a publicity tour where her publicity agent Lannie Morgan, played by Jackie Oakie, keeps getting her into trouble; along the...
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The Magic Carpet

The Magic Carpet, starring Lucille Ball and John Agar  I’ve just finished watching The Magic Carpet with my children, having DVR’ed it earlier.  How can I describe this movie?  The word “cheesy” comes to mind; it’s a very typical Arabian Nights-style story, with an evil man overthrowing (and killing) the...
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Stone Pillow

Stone Pillow, starring Lucille Ball as the homeless bag lady Florabelle
Stone Pillow starring Lucille Ball The great Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy, Stage Door, Yours, Mine and Ours) plays Florabelle, an elderly bag lady struggling to survive on the streets of New York City. She carries her most prized possessions in a shopping cart, and has staked out a Manhattan street corner...
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Stage Door

Stage Door, starring Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Ann Miller
Stage Door (1937) starring Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Eve Arden Plot synopsis of Stage Door Terry Randall (Katherine Hepburn), rich society beauty, has decided to see if she can break into the Broadway theatre scene without her family connections. She goes to live in a theatrical...
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Joy of Living

 Joy of Living (1938) starring Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Lucille Ball Synopsis of Joy of Living, courtesy of Amazon.com Broadway star Maggie Garret (Irene Dunne) sings for her supper. And for everybody else’s. She’s the meal ticket for relatives who sap her of money and time, rob her of...
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Broadway Bill

Broadway Bill (1934) - Frank Capra, Myrna Loy, Walter Baxter
 Broadway Bill (1934) – movie review – Frank Capra, Myrna Loy, Walter Baxter Movie review of Broadway Bill– a ‘lost’ classic, found & restored, starring Myrna Loy, Walter Baxter. Look for a very young Lucille Ball in a minor role as a telephone operator Tycoon J.L. Higgins controls his...
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Lured, starring Lucille Ball, George Sanders, Boris Karloff

Lured, starring Lucille Ball
Lured (1947) starring Lucille Ball, George Sanders, Boris Karloff, Charles Coburn, Sir Cedric Hardwicke Editorial review of Lured, courtesy of Amazon.com: Lucille Ball is in fine pre-TV form — still more the glamorous redhead than the slapstick comedienne–in Lured, Douglas Sirk’s elegantly handled low-budget whodunit. Ball plays an American nightclub...
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Dance, Girl, Dance

Dance, Girl, Dance - starring Lucille Ball, Maureen O'Hara, Ralph Bellamy
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) starring Lucille Ball, Maureen O’Hara  Hard-working ballet dancer Judy O’Brien (Maureen O’Hara), and her street-wise gal-pal Bubbles (Lucille Ball) work as members of a small-time dance troupe operated by Madame Basilova (Maria Ouspenskaya). The story begins with their dance troupe performing in a seedy...
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