At last! Aside from the fact that I do, along with the rest of the world, love Lucy…to have these three films finally arrive on DVD is a dream come true.
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!
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I originally bought this 3 DVD pack for ‘The Long Long Trailer’ as that was my favorite Lucy and Desi movie but then after I sat down and watched the other 2 films that you get with this I must say they are not as great but are fun to watch as well. It’s well worth the price to pay for this boxset. ‘Forever Darling’ is the only movie which is in widescreen format the other 2 are in the original theatrical format of fullscreen. I do not like Fullscreen as I despise it but when I found out that the other 2 films were made in that resolution I didn’t mind at all. So if you are doubting the fact to buy this or not do not pass it up. These are the only movies Lucy and Desi ever made together and its well worth buying it to own and watch over and over again for a laugh.
There are people who like Lucy. But I am one of many that truly truly LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE LUCY. I remember Monday nights waiting for Lucy to come on television. I thought then and still to this day think she is the funniest and most brilliant comedian. The title THE QUEEN OF COMEDY could not fit anyone but her. I remember when the LONG LONG TRAILER came to my neighborhood in Ozone Park, Queens NY. To see my favorite comedian in color and for well over an hour was a memorable experience for me. Lucy was my first true love. Through the years I have watched the I Love Lucy reruns over and over and over. Each time I see them I laugh like it’s the first time. Through the years I ordered the Columbia House I love Lucy VHS tapes, copied most of them off the TV and then finally ordered the complete I LOVE LUCY collection on DVD. Bought the VHS version of THE LONG LONG TRAILER. Imagine how excited I was when I found out that it was going to be released on DVD. I ordered the 3 DVD set immediately. Ah it was like Christmas in July when it finally came. Only one other person, a dear friend of mine loves Lucy as much as I do. We talk Lucy all the time, compare notes and try to stump the other with trivia questions. I know more than my friend does but we still have fun. So would I recommend the 3 DVD set? It’s priceless and a must for anyone who even remotely likes Lucille Ball. I cannot wait for the release of Mame.