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1. Country Doctor (1954 TV Movie)

27 min

The story of a young man in 1911, just out of medical school and anxious to start his own practice. Unfortunately he's stuck as an assistant at a pharmacy. An opportunity arises that he ... See full summary »

Director: William Spier | Stars: Charles Coburn, Suzanne Dalbert, Arthur Franz, Joseph Kearns

2. The Fountain of Youth (1958 TV Short)

27 min | Short, Romance

A couple is conflicted when they are offered a chance at youth.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Marjorie Bennett, Madge Blake, Billy House, Rick Jason

Votes: 389

3. The Gun of Zangara (1960 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

Dramatization of events leading up to the attempted Assassination of president Elect FDR in Miami Beach 1933.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Robert Stack, Joe Mantell, Robert Middleton, Claude Akins

Votes: 29

5. The Long Hunt of April Savage (1966 TV Movie)

30 min | Western

Robert Lansing stars as April Savage, a homesteader whose wife, daughter and son are killed by a band of renegades in 1871. Savage has vowed to track down the eight men responsible, one of ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Eileen Baral, Bruce Dern, Charles Dierkop, Robert Lansing

6. The Carol Channing Show (1966 TV Short)

38 min | Short

The failed pilot for a series starring Carol Channing, which was created by Desi Arnaz, and used some of the same writers on such classic Desilu series as I Love Lucy (1951), _"The Lucy how... See full summary »

Director: Desi Arnaz | Stars: Carol Channing, Richard Deacon, Jane Dulo, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 17

7. Lucy in London (1966 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

Lucy goes to hip London to experience all the current fads

Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Lucille Ball, Joby Blanshard, Jenny Counsell, The Dave Clark Five

Votes: 50

8. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Family

A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Louise Troy

Votes: 7,006 | Gross: $25.91M

9. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Pilot (1951)

TV-G | 45 min | Comedy, Family

Ricky tries to keep Lucy away from auditioning for a TV show, but when a clown becomes unavailable, Lucy takes his place.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz, Jerry Hausner

Votes: 223

complete series

10. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Girls Want to Go to the Nightclub (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

It's Fred and Ethel's 18th wedding anniversary, Ethel wants to go to the Copacabana and Fred wants to go to the fights. Lucy helps Ethel to try and change the boys minds and Ricky helps ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 295

11. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Be a Pal (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Worried that Ricky is starting to lose interest in her, Lucy decides to remind Ricky of Cuba and his childhood. With Ethel's help she decorates the home and decides to impersonate a singer like Ricky's mom.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 257

12. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Diet (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy can be in Ricky's act, but only if she can lose 12 pounds in four days.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 270

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Thinks Ricky Is Trying to Murder Her (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After becoming too involved in a murder mystery book, Lucy believes that Ricky is trying to murder her.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 308

14. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Quiz Show (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When Lucy is months behind in paying the bills, she decides to go on a radio show to win $1,000. To win the money, she must introduce a stranger to Ricky as her 'first husband'.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 270

15. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Audition (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ricky finally lands an audition for a television show. After the clown in Ricky's act gets injured, Lucy fills in for him.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 225

16. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Seance (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

In this episode, Lucy gets superstitious with the daily Horoscope. When she explains to theatre producer Mr. Merriweather that Ricky's horoscope is not Ricky's day and he should say no, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 255

17. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Men Are Messy (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When Lucy gets mad at how sloppy Ricky is, she decides to get back at him by only cleaning 'her half' of the apartment. When a magazine photographer comes to photograph the place for a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 239

18. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Fur Coat (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy thinks a mink coat that Ricky rented for a dance number at the club is actually her anniversary gift. She's so thrilled that Ricky can't bring himself to tell her the truth. He plans to fake a burglary to get it away from her.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 240

19. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Is Jealous of Girl Singer (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After reading a newspaper article planted by Ricky's press agent, Ethel convinces Lucy that Ricky is fooling around with the lead dancer in his nightclub act.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 206

20. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Drafted (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ricky and Fred are going to do a show for the Army troops at Fort Dix. To keep Lucy from wanting to be in it, they keep the reason they're going a secret. Lucy and Ethel think they've been drafted.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 221

21. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Adagio (1951)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy decides to try out for a job as an Apache dancer in Ricky's show. The man she rehearses with falls madly in love with her.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 223

22. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Benefit (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy gets Ricky to perform with her at a benefit for Ethel's club.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 198

23. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Amateur Hour (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

To earn some extra money to pay for a new dress, Lucy takes a job babysitting a little boy. She is amazed that she will be getting $5 an hour. She finds out why when the boy's mother sneaks a second, twin boy into the apartment.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 216

24. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Plays Cupid (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy's neighbor wants her to deliver an invitation to the grocer for a date. When she does, the grocer thinks the note is from Lucy rather than the neighbor. The grocer is delighted to think he will have dinner with Lucy.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 224

25. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Fakes Illness (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy is so frustrated that Ricky won't let her go into show business, she fakes being mentally ill. When Ricky finds out, he hires an actor to play a doctor and tell her she's really very sick and needs an operation.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 203

26. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Writes a Play (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy enters a playwriting competition, hoping to cast Ricky, but has to settle for Fred, and rewrites. But when Ricky learns a movie producer will be judging the plays, he takes over for Fred, not knowing the script's been changed.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 196

27. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Breaking the Lease (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The Ricardos try to break their lease after a fight with the Mertzes.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 221

28. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Ballet (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy claims to have been a ballerina, to get into Ricky's show. She goes to Madame Le Mond's class to hone her ballet skills.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 214

29. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Young Fans (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy and Ricky try to deal with youthful admirers.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 217

30. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: New Neighbors (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy thinks the new neighbors are plotting a murder.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 232

31. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Fred and Ethel Fight (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy tries to reunite the separated Mertzes after they had a big fight.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 223

32. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Mustache (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ricky grows a mustache to get an acting job in a movie. Lucy doesn't like it, so she wears a fake beard and mustache she gets from Fred. The adhesive is so old, it won't come off.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 200

33. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Gossip (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The boys and girls bet each other breakfast in bed for a month that they can't stop gossiping.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 229

34. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Pioneer Women (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The girls revolt over housework and want modern conveniences. The boys bet that they can survive longer than the girls without using anything invented after 1900, including electricity.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 248

35. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Marriage License (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

When Lucy finds a misspelling on her marriage license, she believes her marriage to Ricky isn't legal.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 210

36. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Kleptomaniac (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy is the chairman of a bazaar for her club, but doesn't tell Ricky. When he finds all the cash and donations hidden in the apartment, he accuses her of being a compulsive thief.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 228

37. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Cuban Pals (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy tries to emulate Ricky's former dance partner from Cuba.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 193

38. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Freezer (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy and Ethel decide to make some money by buying a used walk-in freezer. When they unwittingly buy 700 pounds of beef, they try to sell it to customers at the butcher shop.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 262

39. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Does a TV Commercial (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy has angled her way onto Ricky's special as the show's pitch girl. She advertises a medicine called "Vitameatavegamin." Believing it contains vitamins, minerals, meat, and vegetables, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 531

40. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Publicity Agent (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Ricky's publicity goes bad, so Lucy creates a stunt that includes her posing as the "Maharincess of Franistan."

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 187

41. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The gang listens to a quiz show on the radio and Ricky answers all of the questions right. This inspires Lucy to get Ricky and herself on the show.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 192

42. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Lucy's Schedule (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After Lucy causes them to be late for dinner with Ricky's new boss, he puts her on a tight schedule.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 222

43. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky Thinks He's Going Bald (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy tries to convince Ricky that he is not losing his hair.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 216

44. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Ricky Asks for a Raise (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

After Ricky loses his job when he asks for a raise, Lucy comes up with a plan to demonstrate to his boss how important he is.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 203

45. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Saxophone (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy doesn't want to be left home when Ricky goes on tour, so she tries to convince him that she is a talented saxophone player. When that doesn't work, she tries to make him so jealous that he won't leave her by herself.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 188

46. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Anniversary Present (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family