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Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter

Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter ★★½ 1991 (PG-13)

The meeting and early married life of actress/ comedian Lucille Ball and Cuban band leader Desi Arnaz is depicted in this rou tine biopic. Film depicts Desi's womaniz ing, their struggles with fame, and their efforts to get their show on the air. Fisher does well as TV's favorite redhead but this effort is melodramatic. Daughter Lucy Ar naz vehemently opposed this depiction of her parents life. 95m/C VHS . Frances Fisher, Maurice Benard, John Wheeler, Robin Pearson Rose; D: Charles Jarrott; W: William Luce. TV

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