I Love Lucy: The Movie and Other Great Rarities



In 1953, three classic first season I Love Lucy episodes ( The Benefit, Breaking the Lease, and The Ballet ) were edited together with newly-filmed connecting scenes to create this never-before-released feature-length film. The film had only a single "test" screening in 1953 at a small theatre in Bakersfield, attended by the Arnazes. But Lucy and Desi had just signed a deal with M-G-M to do "The Long, Long Trailer", and M-G-M, fearing competition, insisted that they shelve the film. And that's literally what happened. I Love Lucy: The Movie was put back on a shelf, in a mislabeled can, and was lost for nearly half a century, until it was discovered in the Paramount vault by Dann Cahn in2001.

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Format DVD
Release Date Apr. 27, 2010
Genre TV
Actors Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, William Frawley, Vivian Vance
Runtime 81
Sound English Mono; English Stereo 2.0
Special Feature Animated Commercial; Emmy Awards; Handcuffs/Movie; Here's Johnny!; Lucy Goes To Scotland; Rear Window; Series Premiere Opening; The Ballet: TV Version; The Ed Wynn Show; TV Academy Psa (Revised); Wilbur's Hands
Language English
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