Lucy and Desi

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  • PG
From director Amy Poehler, Lucy and Desi explores the unlikely partnership and enduring legacy of one of the most prolific power couples in entertainment history. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz risked everything to be together. Their love for each other... read more
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From director Amy Poehler, Lucy and Desi explores the unlikely partnership and enduring legacy of one of the most prolific power couples in entertainment history. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz risked everything to be together. Their love for each other led to the most influential show in the history of television, I Love Lucy. Desi – an immigrant from Cuba who lost everything in exile, became a band leader, and eventually a brilliant producer and technical pioneer. Lucille came from nothing and, with an unrivaled work ethic, built a career as a model, chorus girl and eventually as an actor in the studio system. She found her calling in comedy, first in radio. When Lucille was finally granted the opportunity to have her own television show, she insisted that her real-life spouse, Desi, be cast as her husband. Defying the odds, they re-invented the medium, on the screen and behind the cameras. The foundation of I Love Lucy was the constant rupture and repair of unconditional love. What Lucy and Desi couldn’t make work with each other, they gave to the rest of the world. Lucy and Desi is an insightful and intimate peek behind the curtain of these two remarkable trailblazers – featuring interviews with Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill, Norman Lear, Desi Arnaz Jr, Carol Burnett and Bette Midler.

Original Release

03/04/2022

US Release

03/04/2022

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Cast

Directors

Amy Poehler

Writers

Mark Monroe

Cast

Lucie Arnaz Self
Bette Midler Self
Carol Burnett Self
Norman Lear Self
Desi Arnaz Jr. Self
Charo Self
Eduardo Machado Self
Lucille Ball Self (archive footage) / Self
Desi Arnaz Self (archive footage) / Self
Gregg Oppenheimer Self
Journey Gunderson Self
Laura Laplaca Self
David Daniels Self
Michael Stern Self
Michele Spitz Narrator
Vivian Vance Self (archive footage)
Dick Cavett Self (archive footage)
Preston Foster Self (archive footage)
Johnny Carson Self (archive footage)

Producers

Sara Bernstein Executive Producer
Nicholas Ferrall Executive Producer
Brian Grazer Executive Producer
Cassidy Hartmann Executive Producer
Morgan Sackett Executive Producer
Ron Howard Executive Producer
Amy Poehler Producer
Jessica Berman Bogdan Producer
Cathy Carapella Producer
Jeanne Elfant Festa Producer
Mark Monroe Producer
Ben J. Murphy Producer
Chris Robertson Producer
Michael Rosenberg Producer
Tony Rosenthal Producer
Nigel Sinclair Producer
Justin Wilkes Producer
Kelsey Field Producer
Kate Albers Producer
Michele Spitz Producer
Daniel T. Wilson Producer

Editors

Robert A. Martinez

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