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Writer:
Helen Deutsch (written by)
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Release Date:
9 February 1956 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Susan and Lorenzo have been married for over five years and they are starting to drift apart. So into her life comes an angel... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
entertaining and good if dated marriage advice See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lucille Ball ... Susan Vega

Desi Arnaz ... Lorenzo Xavier Vega

James Mason ... The Guardian Angel

Louis Calhern ... Charles Y. Bewell
John Emery ... Dr. Edward R. Winter

John Hoyt ... Bill Finlay

Natalie Schafer ... Millie Opdyke
Mabel Albertson ... Society Reporter
Ralph Dumke ... Henry Opdyke

Nancy Kulp ... Amy, the Maid

Willis Bouchey ... Mr. Oliver Clinton (as Willis B. Bouchey)
Ruth Brady ... Laura
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Audrey Betz ... Woman in Hall (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man in Movie Audience (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Waiter at Reception (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Wedding Reception Guest (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Wedding Guest / Dance Extra (uncredited)
Marilyn Maxwell ... Leading Lady, Jungle Film within a Film (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Wedding Guest / Dance Extra (uncredited)
Hazel Pierce ... Woman in Hall (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Hall 
 
Writing credits
Helen Deutsch (written by)

Produced by
Desi Arnaz .... producer
Jerry Thorpe .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper 
 
Cinematography by
Harold Lipstein 
 
Film Editing by
Dann Cahn 
Bud Molin 
 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Albert M. Pyke 
 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle 
 
Makeup Department
Irma Kusely .... hair stylist
Donald W. Roberson .... makeup artist (as Don Roberson)
Jack H. Young .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Aldworth .... assistant director
Marvin Stuart .... assistant director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elois Jenssen .... gowns: Lucille Ball (as Elois Jensson)
 
Music Department
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
96 min | 91 min (TCM print)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Trivia:
The script to this movie had been around for years at MGM. It was originally going to be a movie for William Powell and Myrna Loy. A couple years later it was planned for Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. However both projects fell through and the script was forgotten about. Years later Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz showed interest in making another movie and they picked this script for their next movie.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: (at around 1 min) Desi Arnez comes home from work and pauses by a table and lamp to clandestinely listen to his wife and a couple invited to dinner before announcing that he is home. A few minutes later, a front shot of Desi reveals an open, wrought iron partition with a clear view of the front door and table that he was standing by, indicating his presence would have been evident from the moment he entered the house.See more »
Quotes:
Lorenzo Xavier Vega:[Yosemite] I think it'll do you good.
Susan:Sure, it'll do me great!
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
entertaining and good if dated marriage advice, 6 August 2004
Author: Patmarie from California

Saw this today and enjoyed it very much. Lucy and Desi of course are great and here seemed more like real people and less like stereotyped caricatures. Though made in the Fifties, much of the relationship philosophy here seemed sound and to still ring true today. One need only to look at I Love Lucy to see that limited options for wives were a widely accepted norm at that time, but this film tires to question and break out of that. When Susan is told that she and her husband have been traveling two separate paths for a long time, she asks something along the lines of, "Does the woman always have to follow her husband's path?" Her angel laughs and says "Of course not!" but gives good reasons why that's what she needs to do at this point. The well-intentioned but scary Fifties attitude toward the environment was uncomfortable but the marriage advice seemed good. The Long, Long Trailer may have had more laughs but this was more satisfying. And anything that ends in Yosemite is a plus.

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