December 19, 2006

Lucille Ball Exclusive DVD Released Today!

As first reported here back in May, Amazon held a vote for movies to be released on DVD and the film "Best Foot Forward" was chosen back in September to be released.

This 1943 MGM film starring Lucille Ball and Harry James is a fast paced, college musical, full of great music, lively dancing and just plain fun. The story is simple, a military college cadet wins a date with Hollywood actress Lucille Ball (in one of many performances where she plays herself). This ill conceived publicity stunt designed to re-start her faltering career, turns into a hilarious disaster when the cadet's girlfriend shows-up the night of the big date. You can imagine the fun that ensues with Lucy hiding out in the cadet's dorm room closet which continues to get more crowed by the minute.

The musical numbers are all classic, like Harry James' swing version of "Flight of the Bumble Bee," and the rollicking "Barrelhouse, Boogie, and The Blues," beautifully performed by Nancy Walker, June Allison, and Gloria DeHaven. This was their MGM debut film and they all went on to stardom.

You can order your DVD from Amazon for $13.98.

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