The Lucy & Desi Collection (Too Many Girls / The Long Long Trailer / Forever, Darling)
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An All New 3-Disc DVD Collection from The First Couple of Comedy! Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz star in the only movies they made together - Forever, Darling, The Long, Long Trailer, and Too Many Girls.]]>
Too Many Girls stars Arnaz as a South American athlete tapped by Princeton's football team to join its squad. The one condition is that he remain undercover until the season begins, forcing him to forgo women. Half-mad from deprivation, he shrugs off Princeton's heavy hand and agrees to join three football buddies hired to secretly chaperone a wealthy man's willful daughter (Ball) to a small, co-ed college in New Mexico. There the boys join the school's football team and immediately make it a success; of course, they also pitch woo to some comely young ladies. The Rodgers and Hart score is enjoyable, with a couple of minor classics ("You're Nearer" and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was"). The best moment, however, is Arnaz and Ball's very first scene together in what would become a historical partnership: Arnaz fainting at the sight of Ball, the first girl he's seen in months.
The Long, Long Trailer, in gorgeous Technicolor and directed by Vincente Minnelli, is a somewhat allegorical tale of a newly married couple who invest in a 40-foot trailer as their first home--and immediately regret it. Well, at least Arnaz's character does; he's the one who has anxiety attacks over operating electric brakes while steering up and down one-lane, mountain roads. Sight gags are plentiful: a scene in which Ball tries to make beef stew, a Caesar salad, and cake in a wobbling, moving trailer is classic Lucy. But there are some genuine dramatic sequences in this handsome movie, too, and the stars rise to the occasion. Forever Darling concerns the marriage of a sensible if visionary chemist, Lorenzo (Arnaz), and a high society gal, Susan (Ball). The latter can't decide if she should concentrate on entertaining friends and keeping up appearances or joining her husband on a two-year field test of his bug-killing spray. James Mason stars as a handsome guardian angel attempting to steer Susan toward happiness. But along the path toward resolution, lots of mayhem ensues. A lengthy camping scene full of disaster will delight I Love Lucy fans. --Tom Keogh
- Too Many Girls (1940)
- Vintage musical short "Frances Carroll and the Coquettes"
- Classic cartoon "Shop, Look and Listen"
- Theatrical trailer
- 1.33 aspect ratio, English mono
- The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
- Vintage Pete Smith Specialty short "Ain't It Aggravatin'?"
- 1954 MGM cartoon "Dixieland Droopy"
- 1.33 aspect ratio, English and French mono
- Forever, Darling (1955)
- Behind-the-scenes segment from the MGM Parade TV series, episode 22
- 1.85 anamorphic widescreen, English mono
Top Customer Reviews
THE LONG, LONG TRAILER is truly one of the great screen comedies of all time, and although Lucy & Desi play characters named "Tacy and Nicky", they run pretty close to the Ricardos in many ways. The film gives both beloved performers many chances for their signature slapstick, but being based on a best-selling book, there are also touching moments that remain poignant. Deftly directed by Vincente Minnelli, it's no wonder, TRAILER was a box office smash.
FOREVER DARLING is a delightful collection with a bit of a twist, and the added bonus of James Mason as Lucy & Desi's guardian angel.....Last, but certainly not least, we get something special. TOO MANY GIRLS is the movie where Lucy met Desi and the pair fell in love. They don't have many scenes together, but it's a superb screen version of the Rodgers & Hart Broadway show that made Desi Arnaz a star, and Lucy, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken and the rest of the cast make this a must-have for fans of classic film.
Cheers to Warner Brothers for bringing out this great collection of the only 3 movies our Lucy & Desi made together, and at such a low price, you can't pass it up!
Like I've said before, Lucy and Desi were a wonderful duo on screen together. Forever Darling is no exception. It's a hilarious comedy for the whole family. Highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not earth shattering, just fun to watch.
Opening theme performed by the Ames Brothers...none better.
One of my all time favorite movies is Long Long Trailer and now Forever Darling joins it at the top of my list! Fabulous!Published 2 months ago by Stephanie LR
Enjoyed the movie.. dated male/female roles, but liked the chemistry between Lucy and Desi!Published 3 months ago by ladyday
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