"Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her"

(Episode #1)

OAD: November 5, 1951 - CBS Television Network

FILMED: Saturday, September 8, 1951 - General Service Studios

PREMISE: The title says it all: Lucy has read one too many murder mysteries and is now convinced that husband Ricky is trying to do her in.

GUEST CAST: Jerry Hausner (Jerry, Ricky's agent)



This was the very first episode of "I Love Lucy" to be filmed.

In the photo below, Karl Freund (Director of Photography) checks the lighting on Lucy. That's director Marc Daniels to the far right...

The cast attempted to do the whole show with only minimal stops for wardrobe changes -- and occasionally had two or more layers of wardrobe on in each scene.

After the show, flowers and kisses for a job well done...

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