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I Love Lucy (1953)

| Comedy | 1953 (USA)
Desi Arnaz greets the "I Love Lucy" studio audience and invites them to watch Lucille Ball and the cast film a special extended episode.

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Edward Sedgwick
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lucille Ball ... Lucy Ricardo / Herself
Desi Arnaz ... Ricky Ricardo / Himself
Vivian Vance ... Ethel Mertz / Herself
William Frawley ... Fred Mertz / Himself
Ann Doran ... Audience Member
Mary Wickes ... Madame Lamand (archive footage)
Barbara Pepper ... Party Guest (archive footage)
Erze Ivan Erze Ivan ... Dancer (archive footage)
Benny Baker ... Audience Member
Frank J. Scannell Frank J. Scannell ... Comic (archive footage)
Roy Rowan Roy Rowan ... Announcer
Bennett Green Bennett Green ... Party Guest (archive footage)
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Desi Arnaz greets the "I Love Lucy" studio audience and invites them to watch Lucille Ball and the cast film a special extended episode.

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Taglines:

Lights...Camera...Laughter!

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Love Lucy: The Movie See more »

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Desilu Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Trivia

The film was finally released to the public in October 2007 as part of a DVD containing all the episodes of both I Love Lucy (1951) and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957). See more »

Goofs

After the Ricardos and Mertzes make up following Lucy and Rickys attempt to break their lease, the next scene opens with a shot of a chalkboard with the words Rehearsal Band & Cast "Cavalcade Show" 11AM Ricardo written on it. "Rehearsal" is misspelled as "Rehearsel" and "Cavalcade" is written as "Calvacade". See more »

Connections

Followed by CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Down Argentine Way
Sung by Desi Arnaz
(uncredited)
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I Love Lucy For The Big Screen
31 July 2018 | by edpittsburgh71See all my reviews

Due to the popularity of I Love Lucy this movie was planned. It consists of three episodes from the series first season. It opens with Desi welcoming the audience giving us an idea of what it might be like to be at a live broadcast. It then goes into the first episode. The remaining two are strung together with some new footage to try and create one cohesive story.

However, this endeavor never saw a theatrical release. At the time Lucy and Desi were promoting their film, The Long, Long Trailer for MGM. This film was being promoted as their return to the big screen. MGM demanded that the I Love Lucy movie be shelved so as not to contradict this claim and as the Arnazes were under contract to MGM they had to comply. As the story goes the film was forgotten and then "lost" for many years.

This is definitely one of those rare nuggets for the true I Love Lucy fan who has seen it all.


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