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Lucille Ball Film Collection (Dance Girl Dance / The Big Street / Du Barry Was a Lady / Critic’s Choice / Mame)

Lucille Ball Film Collection (Dance Girl Dance / The Big Street / Du Barry Was a Lady / Critic’s Choice / Mame)

Big Street: Haughty nightclub singer Gloria Lyons (Lucille Ball) doesn’t have time for the little people, including Little Pinks (Henry Fonda), the busboy who adores her. Then Gloria is paralyzed when a mobster knocks her down the stairs, and those l

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  1. Susan W. Sager says:

    Review by Susan W. Sager for Lucille Ball Film Collection (Dance Girl Dance / The Big Street / Du Barry Was a Lady / Critic’s Choice / Mame)
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    This is a GREAT collection to own and a must have for any Lucy fan! With this collection you will receive 5 movies starring Lucille Ball’s most popular film adaption. You will be amazed to see the true acting ability of Lucy here.

    Some of the films here are somewhat of a opposite to Lucille Ball’s role on “I Love Lucy” but some are very similar to “I Love Lucy” in my opinion. Take “The Big Street” for instance, High class Gloria (Lucille Ball) was a bit cruel and mean to a poor man named pinks who falls head over heels in love with her and will do anything to please her at the end she begins to fall for him too. A must see dramatic film!!

    You will see Lucille Ball like you have never seen her before and these movies are not boring at all but they are really good interesting movies that you will not lose interest in. I am somewhat shy of old films and find them boring but I can watch anything with Lucille Ball and you will love these films!

    “Lucille Ball Film Collection” includes:

    “The Big Street” – Ex-chanteuse Gloria is vain, cruel, crippled – and busboy Pinks can’t help but love her. Ball and Henry Fonda power Damon Runyon’s tale of Broadway denizens living on life’s margins.

    “Critic’s Choice” – That’s no playwright, that’s my wife. Poison-penned Broadway critic Bob Hope loves wife Lucille Ball…but hates the play she writes. Based on the play by “Deathtrap’s” Ira Levin.

    Dance, Girl, Dance” – Art doesn’t pay the bills. So aspiring ballerina Ball makes her way as a burlesque star in this powerful study of being a woman in a man’s world. With Maureen O’Hara.

    “Dubarry Was A Lady” – Their friendship is a perfect musical-comedy blendship! Ball goes from NYC torch singer to the dream girl of Red Skelton’s wacky, 18th-century-France reverie. Gene Kelly joins the fun!

    “Mame” – She’ll coax the blues right out of your heart. Madcap Auntie Mame (Ball) is suddenly her nephew’s guardian. Robert Preston and Beatrice Arthur co-star in a sparkling adaptation of the Broadway hit.

    Highly recommended!!!

  2. Mark Norvell says:

    Review by Mark Norvell for Lucille Ball Film Collection (Dance Girl Dance / The Big Street / Du Barry Was a Lady / Critic’s Choice / Mame)
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    Fine drama directed by a gay woman—Dorothy Arzner—examines women’s roles in society and how men perceive them and what it means to follow your dream. Maureen O’Hara is lustrous as Judy, a struggling dancer in a knock about all girl dance troup who longs to dance in ballet. Also in the troop is Bubbles (Lucille Ball) who just longs for the Big Time and any road will do to get there. While Judy is sweet, sincere and wants to use her talent for success, Bubbles is raw and vulgar and uses sex to get what she wants. When Bubbles (now Tiger Lily White) lands in burlesque she gets Judy a job to dance ballet in come-on spots between her strip acts knowing Judy is just her “stooge”. Judy reluctantly agrees to suffer for her art. Complicating things are a wealthy married playboy (Louis Hayward) and a ballet entrepeneur (Ralph Bellamy) who sees a star in Judy. O’Hara is lovely and has a great scene telling off the rowdy burlesque audience. And Ball as Bubbles/Tiger Lily is wonderful playing a bad girl with “pay me” on her forehead. This film is a keeper and offers a great b&w DVD print. And it’s interesting to note the feminist angles, unusual for the time. Highly recommended.

  3. barry says:

    Review by barry for Lucille Ball Film Collection (Dance Girl Dance / The Big Street / Du Barry Was a Lady / Critic’s Choice / Mame)
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    For any Lucille Ball fan or true film buff, this 5 dvd set is a must. Of course, when Lucille was mixed with the character of Lucy an entity was created that will live on forever and never be replaced.

    But this is Lucille Ball the actress and it is amazing to see her through all different phases of her career. With DANCE, GIRL DANCE she was a very famous B actress who got cast with the A list and had no idea what her future held.

    THE BIG STREET is a 100 % dramatic Lucille fully letting loose. Beautiful, strong and just plain cruel – this role is a tour-de-force. The gossips try to say that Henry Fonda hated working with her and criticized her acting style but then why would he return to her blessed company in YOURS, MINE AND OURS.

    Some dis CRITIC’S CHOICE but I find it very entertaining to see her portray a regular middle aged woman. I find the film very funny and her portayal very believable and so far removed from Lucy.

    MAME – all I can say is her much critized singing voice brings a true presence to her portrayal. She is lovely and has such fun. The main production number is so lovely it will bring you to tears. WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS is a true display of joy. And I will forever say that I found the second half of this film to be some of her best dramatic acting ever.

    These films are only in 1.0 sound but it still sounds great and the video transfers are crysal clear.

    I think you can tell I love Lucy !!!!!!!! Actually, who doesn’t. And whether you love all or some of these films she still brings her unique quality to each. Purchase this set and enjoy !!!!!

  4. S. Frye says:

    Review by S. Frye for Lucille Ball Film Collection (Dance Girl Dance / The Big Street / Du Barry Was a Lady / Critic’s Choice / Mame)
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    I always loved Lucille Ball & Maureen O’Hara and this is a very likeable, enjoyable and funny movie for the whole family. My children loved it, and now that I own the DVD of Dance, Girl, Dance my grandchildren love it.

    Miss O’Hara as the Ballarina and Lucille Ball as the stripper is a funny and laughable movie. They make the characters come alive and seem real. Ralph Bellamy, he adds to the Story as too, does the rest of the cast.

    Buy it, I promise you’ll enjoy it.

    Shirley Frye; actually to me this movie is worth 10 stars!

    Grin!

  5. Nicole says:

    Review by Nicole for Lucille Ball Film Collection (Dance Girl Dance / The Big Street / Du Barry Was a Lady / Critic’s Choice / Mame)
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    Dance, Girl, Dance is a wonderful movie directed by Dorothy Arzner. Lucille Ball (Bubbles) & Maureen O’Hara (Judy) are wonderful in each of their roles. Bubbles and Judy are dancers in a group living on one gig at a time. Judy is the classiest of the girls with dreams of dancing ballet. Only in her world ballet does not satisfy the lustful desires of men coming to see them. Due to this Bubbles the more risqué dancer outshines the group and has every man eating out of the palm of her hand. She is shameless in using sex to climb to the top and making the girls feel awful.

    I love Judy’s Character! She is so beautiful and sweet. You’ll be cheering her on towards the end. This is a film worth having!

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