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LUCY'S MOVIE INDEX

Movie #51:

The Marines Fly High

Film Date: 1940
Film Type: action/drama

Movie #52:

Too Many Girls

Film Date: 1940
Film Type: comedy/musical

Notes: Now immortalized as the film on which Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz met. You can also spot a young Van Johnson among the chorus boys, especially since he shows up on-screen even before the opening credits!

Movie #53:

You Can't Fool Your Wife

Film Date: 1940
Film Type: comedy

Movie #54:

A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob

Film Date: 1941
Film Type: comedy

Movie #55:

Look Who's Laughing

Film Date: 1941
Film Type: comedy

Notes: Lucille Ball is largely wasted as Bergen's secretary, while Fibber McGee and Molly's radio announcer Harlow Wilcox shows up in a character bit.

Movie #56:

The Big Street

Film Date: 1942
Film Type: drama/romance

Notes: Lucille Ball delivers the finest dramatic performance of her career in this satisfying adaptation of Damon Runyon's The Big Street.

Movie #57:

Seven Days' Leave

Film Date: 1942
Film Type: comedy/musical

Notes: Victor Mature and Lucille Ball top the star-studded cast of RKO Radio's Seven Days Leave.

Movie #58:

Valley of the Sun

Film Date: 1942
Film Type: western/comedy

Movie #59:

Best Foot Forward

Film Date: 1943
Film Type: musical

Movie #60:

Du Barry Was a Lady

Film Date: 1943
Film Type: comedy

Movie #61:

Thousands Cheer

Film Date: 1943
Film Type: musical

Movie #62:

Meet the People

Film Date: 1944
Film Type: drama

Notes: This movie was shown overseas to servicemen before it was released in the United States. Also keep an eye out for the Cowardly Lion from the "Wizard of Oz" fame, Bert Lahr. Some sources mistakenly list Edward Dmytrk as the director of this film.

Movie #63:

Abbott and Costello in Hollywood

Film Date: 1945
Film Type: comedy

Notes: Lucille Ball, Jackie "Butch" Jenkins, Preston S. Foster and Robert Z. Leonard make guest appearances.

Movie #64:

Without Love

Film Date: 1945
Film Type: drama

Movie #65:

The Dark Corner

Film Date: 1946
Film Type: film-noir

Movie #66:

Easy to Wed

Film Date: 1946
Film Type: comedy

Notes: The film marks the film debut of beloved comedian Red Skelton.

Movie #67:

Lover Come Back

Film Date: 1946
Film Type: comedy

Notes: Lucille Ball has one delightful comic scene involving an attempt to smoke a cigar.

Movie #68:

Two Smart People

Film Date: 1946
Film Type: comedy/crime

Movie #69:

Ziegfeld Follies

Film Date: 1946
Film Type: comedy/musical

Notes: The opening number, "Meet the Ladies", spotlights a whip-wielding Lucille Ball, a bevy of chorus girls dressed as panthers, and, briefly, Margaret O'Brien. Kathryn Grayson and "The Ziegfeld Girls" perform "There's Beauty Everywhere."

Movie #70:

Her Husband's Affairs

Film Date: 1947
Film Type: comedy

Movie #71:

Lured

Film Date: 1947
Film Type: crime

Movie #72:

Easy Living

Film Date: 1949
Film Type: drama

Notes: Though he was ignored by contemporary reviewers, future talk-show host Jack Paar has an amusing supporting role. Most of the football players seen in Easy Living were drawn from the ranks of the real-life L.A. Rams.

Movie #73:

Miss Grant Takes Richmond

Film Date: 1949
Film Type: comedy

Movie #74:

Sorrowful Jones

Film Date: 1949
Film Type: comedy

Movie #75:

Fancy Pants

Film Date: 1950
Film Type: comedy

Notes: If the ending seems abrupt, it may be because the original finale, in which a fleeing Bob Hope and Lucille Ball were to be rescued by surprise guest star Roy Rogers, was abandoned just before the scene was shot.

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