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Friday, February 2, 2018

Hollywood Profiles: The Lucille Ball Collection (2018)
Reviewed By Jason S. Lockard

When you say the queen of comedy one name comes to mind! Lucille Ball! Many think of Lucy as the crazy redhead married to Ricky Ricardo and who gets into trouble dragging landlords and friends Fred and Ethel Mertz along for the ride! But Lucy was much more than that! Lucy was a movie star long before she entered the world of TV! Now the fine folks at Mill Creek Entertainment have put together a collection of the works of Lucy!

Hollywood Profiles: Lucille Ball is a two disc DVD set. Let's take a look at what is included in this set.

Our Rating System:
****=Don’t Miss it!
***=Worth a look.
**=An Ok way to spend an evening.
*=You haven’t missed anything.

Disc One:
Feature Films starring Lucille Ball

Her Husband's Affairs (1947) - A scientist invents a formula that removes old, thinning hair and replaces it with thick, new hair. Complications ensue. ***

Miss Grant takes Richmond (1949) - A newly hired dumb secretary working for a bookie masquerading as a Realtor causes unintended hilarious troubles for her employer. ***

The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) - Sally Elliott desperate for money tries to get a job as a Fuller brush girl with disastrous results. She and fiance Humphrey get involved in a smuggling scheme and becomes the prime suspect in a murder case.  ***

The Magic Carpet (1951) - Abdullah is the true Caliph of Islam. He infiltrates the palace and plans a rebellion. Princess Narah (Lucille Ball), sister of the fake ruler, is attracted to him until she learns his plan to revolt. **

Disc Two:
10 Episodes of classic TV series The Lucy Show. In this show Lucy is the typical redhead always getting into trouble and dragging either Ethel or Mr. Mooney (played by Gale Gordon) along with her. Episodes include:

   1. Lucy with George Burns
George Burns wants to partner with Lucy in his show. ***

   2. Lucy gets a roommate - Lucy
cutting down on expenses, advertises for a roommate, selecting the shy Carol Bradford. (Carol Burnett)  ****

   3. Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs -
Lucy calls in sick so she can join her roommate at a Palm Springs resort. But, her boss, Mr. Mooney, is staying at the same hotel. ***

   4. Lucy Gets caught up in the draft
When a letter arrives from the US Government, Lucy finds that she's mistakenly been drafted. ****

   5. Lucy and John Wayne -
Mr Mooney sends Lucy to deliver some papers pertaining to the financing of John Wayne's latest production. ****

   6. Viv visits Lucy -
Viv flies to California to look for a young college student from her hometown whom she believes has fallen in with the no-good beatnik crowd. ***

   7. Lucy the Fight Manager
Lucy encourages a washed-up boxer (Don Rickles) to come out of retirement for one match to earn enough money to open a flower shop. ***

   8. Lucy meets the Burles -
Lucy moonlights as Milton Berle's secretary. She overhears Milton rehearsing a torrid love scene, thinks that the comedian is cheating on his wife. ***

   9. Lucy get Jack Benny's Account - Lucy tries to convince Jack Benny to take his money from his underground vault and deposit it in Mr. Mooney's bank. ****

   10. Lucy meets Robert Goulet
When a handsome truck driver is turned down for a loan, she convinces him to enter a Robert Goulet look alike contest. ***

Also included on this disc is two documentaries and a vintage commercials featuring the queen of comedy herself.

All of these programs on this collection are great audio and video quality. There is also a very special bonus that comes when you buy this collection! You get a digital copy that you can watch anywhere you have a internet connection. Simply by going to the www.Watch.MillCreekEnt.com on your smart phone or tablet, or the one I prefer download the Mill Creek Entertainment Roku Channel and watch it on your big screen.

So if your a fan of Lucy or just want a collection of funny off the wall movies and TV shows. This collection is a must! Head over to www.MillCreekEnt.com or your local DVD provider today. 

Moral Rating: Nothing Offensive
Audience: All Ages
Length: Over 10 Hours
Blu-ray Release: 2018
Blu-ray Rating: A

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