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Desi Arnaz greets the "I Love Lucy" studio audience and invites them to watch Lucille Ball and the cast film a special extended episode. | Add synopsis »


  (in credits order)

Lucille Ball ... Lucy Ricardo/Herself

Desi Arnaz ... Ricky Ricardo/Himself

Vivian Vance ... Ethel Mertz/Herself

William Frawley ... Fred Mertz/Himself

Ann Doran ... Audience Member

Mary Wickes ... Madame Lamand (archive footage)

Barbara Pepper ... Party Guest (archive footage)
Erze Ivan ... Dancer (archive footage)

Benny Baker ... Audience Member
Frank J. Scannell ... Comic (archive footage)
Roy Rowan ... Announcer
Bennett Green ... Party Guest (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aubrey Lee Dale ... (uncredited)
Wilbur Hatch ... Himself (uncredited)
Hazel Pierce ... Party Guest (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Sedgwick 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bob Carroll Jr.  writer
Madelyn Davis  writer
Jess Oppenheimer  writer

Produced by
Desi Arnaz .... executive producer
Jess Oppenheimer .... producer
Cinematography by
Karl Freund 
Film Editing by
Dann Cahn 
Other crew
Marc Daniels .... director: archive footage

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80 min
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Did You Know?

The only public theatrical screening of the film was a showing in Bakersfield, California. The screening was a tremendous success and Desilu Productions prepared to release the film nationwide. But MGM Studios wanted to promote The Long, Long Trailer (1954) (which Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz had already signed to do) as Lucy and Desi's return to feature films. MGM demanded that I Love Lucy (1953) be shelved.See more »
Revealing mistakes: After the Ricardos and Mertzes make up following Lucy and Rickys attempt to break their lease, the next scene opens with a shot of a chalkboard with the words Rehearsal Band & Cast "Cavalcade Show" 11AM Ricardo written on it. "Rehearsal" is misspelled as "Rehearsel" and "Cavalcade" is written as "Calvacade".See more »
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