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1930s

1933

  • Roman Scandals [uncredited]
Directed by:  Frank Tuttle
Cast:  Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stewart

  • Broadway Through A Keyhole [uncredited]
A film-noir selection featuring the music of Mack Gordon and Harry Revel. Lucille has an uncredited bit part, as usual for her earliest films.
  • The Bowery [uncredited]
A comedy flick with such notables as Jackie Cooper and George Raft - Lucille once again has a bit part.
  • Blood Money [uncredited]
Lucille plays a girlfriend at a racetrack in this dramatic film for a few seconds.

1934
  • Nana [uncredited]
Another dramatic film with Lucille as a chorus girl.
  • Moulin Rouge
Lucille is yet another chorus girl in a comedy-musical starring the Boswell sisters along with music by Harry Warren and Al Dubin.
  • Men of the Night
Nothing special - Lucille plays the part of Peggy.
  • Kid Millions
An Eddie Cantor classic also starring Ethel Merman. Lucille does her duties as a Goldwyn girl in this musical comedy with music by various artists as Irving Berlin, by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn, and, Burton Lane.
  • Jealousy
A flick surrounding a boxing theme, Lucille has a small part in this film.
  • Hold That Girl
Nothing special - Lucille has another bit part.
  • Fugitive Lady
Lucy is a beauty operator in this drama directed by Albert Rogell.
  • Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Loretta Young is cast in this mystery while Lucille has another bit part, based on Bulldog Drummond (1929?).
  • Bottoms Up
Cast: Spencer Tracy
Lucille has a small part.
  • The Affairs of Cellini [uncredited]
Lucille Ball plays a woman in a waiting room. No greatly mentionable cast.
  • Perfectly Mismated
A short comedy film.
  • Broadway Bill [uncredited]
Directed by: Frank Capra
Lucille is a telephone operator.

  • Three Little Pigskins
Cast: 'The Three Stooges'
Lucille Ball co'stars with the stooges as Daisy Simms. (DVD VHS

1935
  • The Three Musketeers [uncredited]
An action adventure film based on the 'three musketeers' casting Lucille as another bit actor.
  • I Dream Too Much
Cast: Henry Fonda, etc.
Lucille plays the part of a tourist named Gwendolyn Dilley.
  • His Old Flame
Another short comedy sketch.
  • Carnival
A comedy with Jimmy Durante, who would later become a close friend with the Arnaz family. In this film, Lucille Ball plays the part of a nurse.
  • The Whole Town's Talking [uncredited]
Jean Arthur stars in this comedy which is still available on video. Lucille is cast under a bit part.
  • Roberta [uncredited]
Directed by: William Seiter
Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
Lucille has a bit part.

  • I'll Love You Always
Directed by: Leo Bulgakov
Cast: Nancy Carroll, George Murphy
Lucille plays the part of a woman named...Lucille.
  • Old Man Rhythm [uncredited]
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Cast: Betty Grable, etc.
Lucille plays the part of a college girl in this comedy musical.

  • Top Hat
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
Lucille plays the part of a flower clerk.

1936
  • Winterset
Directed by: Alfred Santell
Cast: Burgess Meredith
Lucille has a bit part.

  • That Girl From Paris
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Cast: Jack Oakie, etc.
Lucille plays the part of Claire Williams. Jack Oakie also stars in this - he would later appear with her in the film "The Affairs of Annabel".
  • The Farmer In The Dell
Directed by: Ben Holmes
Cast: Jean Parker, Fred Stone
Lucille plays the part of Gloria.
  • Dummy Ache
Cast: Florence Lake, Jack Rice
Lucille plays the part of an actress in this short comedy film.
  • Chatterbox
Directed by: George Nichols
Cast: Anne Shirley, Phil Holmes
Lucille plays the part of Lillian Temple.
  • Bunker Bean
Directed by: Will Hamilton
Cast: Owen Davis Jr.; Louise Latimer
Lucille plays the part of Miss Kelly.
  • Follow The Fleet
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
In yet another film with Astaire and Rogers, Lucille plays a minor role as Kitty Collins.
  • One Live Ghost
Directed by: Leslie Goodwins
Cast: Robert Graves, Lucille Ball
Lucille has a small part in this short comedy film.

1937

  • Don't Tell The Wife
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Cast: Guy Kibbee
Lucille is Ann Howell in this comedy about con-artists.
  • Stage Door
Directed by:  Gregory La Cava
Cast:  Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou
Lucy's Character:  Judy Canfield
Summary:  Alike 'Without Love', Lucy stars in another Hepburn film about an actress who tries to make it on her own to theatrical success. Lucille was also friends with Ginger Rogers since her days as a Goldwyn Girl, and they remained friends throughout both of their careers. Lucy's acting was critically appraised.
  • Hitting A New High
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Cast: Luis Alberni, Lucille Ball
Lucille has a more important [main] role in this musical.

1938
  • The Next Time I Marry
Directed by: Garson Kanin
Cast: Lucille Ball, James Ellison
Lucille stars with Ellison, whom she would appear together again in the film "You Can't Fool Your Wife". Lucille plays the part of Nancy Fleming in this comedy dealing with the usual conflicts of marriage.
  • Joy Of Living
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Cast: Irene Dunne
Lucille plays the part of Salina in this screwball comedy starring Irene Dunne.
  • Go Chase Yourself
Directed by: Ed Cline
Cast: Lucille Ball, Joe Penner
Lucille plays Carol Meely.
  • Having Wonderful Time
Directed by: Al Santell
Cast: Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Eve Arden
Lucille has a main role as Miriam alongside future 'client/associate/friend' Eve Arden and past film star Ginger Rogers.


  • The Affairs of Annabel
Directed by:  Benjamin Stoloff
Cast:  Jack Oakie, Ruth Donnelly, Bradley Page
Lucy's Character:  Annabel
Summary:  A continuation of this film is "Annabel Takes A Tour" (1938). Lucille Ball is at her comic best in the kind of screwball zaniness that made her famous. The film takesa good-natured poke at Hollywood and all the craziness that's involved in creating a movie star. Lucy is Annabel, a scatterbrained actress who will do just about anything to make herself known. And she has just the right press agent (Jack Oakie) for the job. He comes up with one outrageous publicity stunt after another - all of which backfire with hilarious consequences. His driving obsession for lunatic ideas lands Annabel in a bizarre family situation, then into the clutches of a pair of "most wanted" criminals. Finally, he gets Annabel a load of publicity, although it's not exactly the kind she had in mind: she winds up in prison! It's fast paces, sheer madness from beginning to end. (From Turner Home Entertainment) Photo ABOVE.
  • Room Service
Directed by: Will Seiter
Cast: The Marx Bros., Lucille Ball
Lucy co-starred with the famous Marx Bros. in this comic disaster (it was said to be the Marx Bros. worst film.)
  • Annabel Takes A Tour
Directed by: Lew Landers
Cast: Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball
Lucille teams up with old cast to renew  "The Affairs of Annabel" in this sequel.

1939
  • That's Right You're Wrong
Directed by: Dave Butler
Cast: May Robson, Lucille Ball
Lucille has a role as Sandra in this dated musical, also casting Hedda Hopper.
  • Panama Lady
Directed by:  Jack Hively
Cast:  Allan Lane, Steffi Dina, Evelyn Brent
Lucy's Character:  Lucy
Fact: Production was interrupted several times during the 1939 film because Lucille fell from exhaustion. The movie, in which Lucille played a dancer stranded in Central America, costarred Allan Lane. It was universally panned by critics.
From: Lucy a Life in Pictures
  • Five Came Back
Directed by: John Farrow
Cast: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball
Lucille has a main role as Peggy.
  • Beauty For The Asking
Directed by: Glenn Tryon
Cast: Lucille Ball, Pat Knowles
Lucille has a main role in this film, which was somewhat appreciated and admired.
  • Twelve Crouded Hours
Directed by: Lew Landers
Cast: Richard Dix, Lucille Ball
Lucille has a main role in this dramatic film based on crime, once again working with director Lew Landers.