I LOVE LUCY debuted in 1951 and quickly set a new standard for situation comedy with its well-crafted plotlines, live tapings, multiple camera angles, and one of the finest ensemble casts in television history. Centered around the domestic life of zany redhead Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) and her Cuban-born husband Ricky (Lucy's real-life spouse Desi Arnaz), the series also broke the cultural taboos of the whitebread 1950s by featuring an interracial marriage and a female lead who was less than the obedient housewife. Indeed, it was Lucy's neverending quest to muscle in on her husband's show business career--often with the help of meddlesome next-door neighbors Fred (William Frawley) and Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance)--that provided the show its main comedic thrust and continues to lend it a timelessly classic appeal. This collection presents all 26 episodes from the series' fifth season, which followed the Ricardos and Mertzes on a cross-country European trip and included the famous grape-stomping episode "Lucy's Italian Movie."
William Frawley - Fred Mertz of TV's "I Love Lucy"
Lucille Ball - American comedienne/actress
Vivian Vance - Ethel Mertz of TV's "I Love Lucy"
John Wayne - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Marion Michael Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Duke Morrison - Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Desi Arnaz Sr. - Cuban Bandleader/ Actor/Comedian, I LOVE LUCY
Charles Boyer - Known as "The Great Lover"
- Format: DVD
- Color Format: B&W
- UPC: 097361473741
- Genre: Television: Series
- Rating: Not Rated
- Release Date: November 2012