Forever Darling

Forever Darling

Lucille Ball
Director: Alexander Hall Cast: Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
, Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz
, James Mason
James Mason
Alexander Hall


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When Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz beat the odds against TV stars succeeding on the big screen in The Long, Long Trailer (1954), MGM contracted America's favorite couple for a second theatrical feature. Forever Darling casts Desi as Lorenzo Xavier Vega, a brilliant scientist and Lucy as Susan, his neglected wife. Wishing out loud that her husband would pay attention to her, Susan is surprised to find her Guardian Angel standing in her living room. Even more surprising is the fact that said angel is an exact double for Susan's favorite movie star, James Mason. Following the angel's advice, Susan tags along when Lorenzo takes a trip in the woods to test out a revolutionary new insecticide. Hoping that the trip will constitute a second honeymoon, poor Susan is in for a major disappointment; as for Lorenzo, he must suffer his wife's well-intentioned "assistance," which of course is no help at all. After a number of I Love Lucy-style comic situations, the couple is on the verge of divorce, but the angelic Mason straightens things out. Forever Darling tanked at the box office, but at least Desi Arnaz cultivated a hit song by recording the title tune.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/2018
UPC: 0888574600327
Original Release: 1956
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 25,877

Special Features

Behind-the-scenes from the MGM Parade TV series; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucille Ball Susan Vega
Desi Arnaz Lorenzo Xavier Vega
James Mason The Guardian Angel
Louis Calhern Charles Y. Bewell
John Emery Dr. Edward R. Winter
John Hoyt Bill Finlay
Natalie Schafer Millie Opdyke
Mabel Albertson Society Reporter
Ralph Dumke Henry Opdyke
Nancy Kulp Amy
Willis B. Bouchey Mr. Clinton
Ruth Brady Laura
Marilyn Maxwell Actor

Technical Credits
Alexander Hall Director
Desi Arnaz Producer
Ralph Berger Art Director
Dann Cahn Editor
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
Helen Deutsch Screenwriter
Elois Jenssen Costumes/Costume Designer
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Harold Lipstein Cinematographer
Bud Molin Editor
Albert Pyke Art Director
Jerry Thorpe Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Forever Darling
1. Credits.
2. Scenes From A Marriage.
3. Dinner Guest Pests.
4. On Each Other's Nerves.
5. Out Of Her Head.
6. Only In Her Mind.
7. Daughter's Angelic Dilemma.
8. Like James Mason.
9. Sore Point With Scientists.
10. A James Mason Movie.
11. Learning About Love.
12. Fact-Finding Trip.
13. Paradise Near.
14. Slaphappy Campers.
15. Forever, Darling.
16. Bad Night's Sleep.
17. Hurly-Burly Riser.
18. Sinking Ship.
19. Separate Ways.
20. From Failure To Success.
21. Cast List

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