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Critic's Choice
Actors: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Maxwell, Rip Torn, Jessie Royce Landis
Director: Don Weis
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2007     1hr 40min

1963 comedy pairing Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. Broadway fans will enjoy the inside jokes of this movie based on a play by Ira Levin. Ball is a young playwright while Hope is her husband - and a drama critic.


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Actors: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Maxwell, Rip Torn, Jessie Royce Landis
Director: Don Weis
Creators: Charles Lang, William H. Ziegler, Frank P. Rosenberg, Ira Levin, Jack Sher
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Classic Comedies, Classic TV
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/19/2007
Original Release Date: 04/13/1963
Theatrical Release Date: 04/13/1963
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French

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Movie Reviews

mandybreann | Harold, KY | 04/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie doesn't really fit in well with the other Ball-Hope movies; it's much better. There is a lack of slap-stick comedy and a presence of realism that I found refreshing. If you are looking for a typical Hope movie, try "Fancy Pants," but if you are looking for a great semi-dramatic movie, try this. Just try to remember that the characters are not Lucy Ricardo and the usual Bob Hope: they are the Ballentines. Highly Reccomended!"
Very funny! Reminded me of"I LoveLucy"!
mandybreann | 07/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is a must see for Lucy fans! If you enjoy "I Love Lucy", then you'll enjoy this movie. Lucille Ball is fantastic! I admire her very much. She is my idol. No other actress, or person for that matter, has left such a legacy. She shines in this movie. I don't care what the professionals think. If you love Lucy as much as me, then you'll love her in this movie. It reminded me in some ways of "I Love Lucy", because in this movie Parker Ballentine(Bob Hope), doesn't think that his wife, Angela(Lucille Ball)has enough talent to write a play, similar to the way that Ricky doesn't think that Lucy has the talent to be in his shows. This movie is great for all the Lucy fans!"
scotsladdie | 08/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bob is cast in his usual one-dimensional character as theatre critic Parker Ballantine - who must review his wife's new play!...With the comfort of booze, analysis, and the comfort of his first wife (Marilyn Maxwell), Bob labouriously decides to pen a review...Arriving drunk at the opening, and himself immediately being the center of attention, Lucy takes the expected measures, which lead to a comical - if routine - conclusion. A funny comedy which was even a more successful Broadway play. Implausible as it is, the great talents of Hope and Ball will undoubtedly please their many admirers. The costumes by Edith Head are above par and the supporting cast is excellent: Jessie Royce-Landis, Jim Backus, Lurene Tuttle, Jerome Cowan, Rip Torn, John Dehner and Richard Deacon."
Very funny! Lucy is exceptional, as usual!
scotsladdie | 03/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is great! Lucy is the world's best actress, and she shines in this funny film. Lucy and Bob make a great team. Lucy looks beautiful in this movie, as she does in everything else she's in. Lucy lovers will love this movie, and Lucy even more. Watch it!"