LUCY'S MOVIE GUIDE
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
(featuring Lucille Ball as Sally Elliot)
Unable to hold a job because of her tendency to get into trouble, Sally Elliot (Lucille 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.
Special Notes: The Fuller Brush Girl, starring Lucille Ball is a fascinating dry run for her wacky "Lucy Ricardo" TV character. This picture also inspired the My Favorite Husband Episode #98, "Fuller Brush Show". Highlights include Lucille 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.