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Good films but an odd selection,
This review is from: TCM Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Lucille Ball (The Long, Long Trailer / Forever Darling / Room Service / Du Barry Was a Lady) (DVD)
All of these are available on other collections. Two of them show the Lucy you probably remember best in "The Long Long Trailer" with then husband Desi Arnaz as a couple on a honeymoon from hell that almost ends their marriage before it really gets started, and "Forever Darling" in which an angel - in the form of James Mason - helps Lucy save her marriage, again to then husband Desi Arnaz. Du Barry was a Lady is a musical that doesn't quite work, but there are some good bits by stars Ball, Skelton and Kelly. The oddball in the bunch is Room Service. This is more of the Marx Brothers' movie than it is Lucy's although she is definitely playing a leading role here. I thought it did a good job of taking the Marx Brothers back to their roots, but it just isn't a Lucille Ball showcase film. A better choice would have been "The Big Street" which was one of Lucy's better dramatic performances and just an overall great movie.