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19 April 1964 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Lucille Ball ... Bonnie Blakely

Bob Hope ... Bill Blakley

Jack Weston ... Cash

Max Showalter ... Walter

John Dehner
William Lanteau ... Mr. Henderson

Gale Gordon ... Mr. Harvey
Joseph Mell
Sid Gould ... Sid
Danny Klega

John Banner ... Guard
Rudy Dolan
Sally Mills
Stanley Farrar
Eddie Ryder ... Mike
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bennett Green ... Board Member (uncredited)
Joan Swift ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Donohue 
Writing credits
Richard Powell (teleplay)

Sherwood Schwartz (play "Mr. and Mrs." by)

Arthur Julian (special material by)

Produced by
Jack Ballard .... associate producer
Edward H. Feldman .... producer
Jess Oppenheimer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman 
Film Editing by
John M. Foley 
Jerry London 
Casting by
Mercedes Manzanares 
Art Direction by
Rolland M. Brooks 
Pato Guzman 
Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Edward Stevenson 
Makeup Department
Layne Britton .... makeup artist
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist
Hal King .... makeup artist
Irma Kusely .... hair stylist
Production Management
James Paisley .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Thompson .... assistant director
Art Department
Kenneth L. Westcott .... property master
Sound Department
Jack A. Finlay .... sound editor
Cam McCulloch .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Maury Thompson .... camera coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Della Fox .... costumer
Editorial Department
Bill Heath .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Julian Davidson .... music coordinator
Jack Hunsaker .... music editor
Other crew
Alex Romero .... choreographer

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60 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Lucy in one of Her First Color Appearances on Television!, 15 December 2011
Author: HarlowMGM from United States

IMDb calls this program "Mr and Mrs" however it aired as THE LUCILLE BALL COMEDY HOUR; "Mr and Mrs" is a show within the show (an adaptation of a play written by Sherwood Schwartz of Gilligan's Island fame). This special was broadcast in color in early 1964, one of Lucy's first major appearances in color on television.

Lucy stars as herself in a fictional setting, Lucille Ball the star-studio President whom nasty banker-investor Mr. Harvey (Gale Gordon) is trying to force out of her position as production head for reasons not quite clear on the show. Lucy hopes to keep her position by signing Bob Hope to star with her in a new television special and Lucy and Gale traipse all over the world trying to track Hope down. Bob Hope is finally located and signed and the program then switches to the "special" Lucy planned to produce: MR AND MRS. a comedy about an acting couple who are America's favorite TV sweethearts but off-screen a bickering duo. This program seems at times seems an uncomfortable roman a clef about Lucy and her ex-husband Desi Arnaz as the lovebirds bicker, the "hubby" has an apparent wandering eye and most outrageously, it is suggested by the sponsors that the duo have a baby to improve the show's ratings!

There are some funny bits in the program, many of them going to supporting players like John Dehner and a cameo by John Banner as a big German fan of Lucy's. Lucy is absolutely gorgeous here at 52 in some very becoming Edith Head fashions and she gives a very good performance; Bob Hope considerably less so, his delivery and his disconnection with the other actors suggest he may be reading from cue cards. There's really almost nothing "special" about this program (certainly not the quite mediocre script) other than seeing two great comedy legends working together one more time. A gorgeous color print of the full program is a bonus feature on THE LUCY SHOW SEASON TWO DVD set.

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