After her grandfather is financially ruined in a lawsuit over a shooting accident, Lucille 'Lucy' Ball pursues her dream of fame as actress. She succeeds in comical parts, often the girl who gets the cake in her face. Then she meets and soon marries the love of her life, Desiderio 'Desi' . Ricky, Latin band leader and aristocratic son of an exiled Cuban mayor. Desi proves a business genius, who gets a revolutionary method adopted to gain production control of the sitcom "I Love Lucy", a format devised for him and Lucy to star in. Despite offspring, their family life soon gets into stormy waters, mainly due to his infidelity, gambling and temper.
When the comedy stopped...real life began.
Did You Know?
A placard featuring the famous I Love Lucy heart logo against a satin backdrop is visible in a scene set in 1951 or thereabouts; in reality, that logo was not used until show was released for syndication years later and up until then opening featured animated Lucy/Desi cartoon characters plugging various sponsors. See more
[on Desi's infidelity
That's your excuse? Because your daddy did it long ago on some Spic island?
References The Big Street