Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|I Married Joan Vol 2|
Actor: Jim Backus;Joan Davis
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
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Joan Davis Was Brilliant!
Oliver Penn | New York City | 06/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Joan Davis was an alternative to Lucille Ball, Eve Arden ("Our Miss Brooks), Gale Storm and Gracie Allen. "I Married Joan" was on TV at the same time as "I Love Lucy," "My Little Margie" and "Burns & Allen." I was fortunate to see Joan Davis whenever it was revived in reruns. I fell in love with this zany character.
She was wonderful with physical comedy, just as TV's Lucy and the movies', Doris Day. The sitcoms of the '50s seem to have the same themes and most of the supporting players like Mabel Paige and Norma Varden went from set to set, week after week. The same character actors could be seen in all of these shows.
Joan played a similar character as Lucy Ricardo, but she was married to a judge, beautifully played by Jim Backus (later in "Gilligan's Island").
If you want a diversion from Lucy, try Joan Davis. She's a breath of fresh air. I own all three collections (so far)and I love this adventure in "looking back." There was a LOT of talent back in the '50s and Davis was one of the best."
If You Love Lucy.....
Desiree | Seattle, Washington | 03/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love Lucy and Desi, you will love Joan and Jim Backus."