LUCY'S MOVIE GUIDE
Two Smart People (1946)
(featuring Lucille Ball as Ricki Woodner)
One of two con-artists ends up arrested and given five days of freedom before he must go to jail. This comedy chronicles those five days.
The man loves to eat; knowing that prison food is lousy, he decides to spend his days stuffing himself with the finest foods available. He is accompanied to numerous 4-star restaurants by his partner and the arresting officer.
Each of these two are interested in learning where he stashed a half-million dollars in loot. Eventually the man begins looking at his lovely partner and thinking of things other than his stomach. This leads to marriage. After serving his time, he and his bride go on to lead honest lives.
Special Notes: A working title for this film was Time for Two. Lucille Ball's cousin, Cleo Morgan (who was adopted by Lucy's mother), appeared in this film as well as another in 1946 with Desi Arnaz titled, Cuban Pete. She went on to become Producer of Lucy's show, Here's Lucy as well as a number of other productions.