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Lucy Hunts Uranium 

Lucy, Ricky, Fred, Ethel and Fred MacMurray, are in a one-on-one race in a Las Vegas desert to go uranium hunting, but when they make a find all bets are off and it's a race to get back to the claims office, first.


Jerry Thorpe


Madelyn Davis (as Madelyn Martin), Bob Carroll Jr. | 2 more credits »




Episode credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Lucy Ricardo
Desi Arnaz ... Ricky Ricardo
Fred MacMurray ... Himself
Vivian Vance ... Ethel Mertz
William Frawley ... Fred Mertz
Richard Keith Richard Keith ... Little Ricky Ricardo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Fawcett ... Prospector #1
June Haver ... June Haver
Bob Jellison ... Bellhop
Richard King Richard King ... Busboy
Charles Lane ... Claims Clerk
Norman Leavitt ... Gas Station Attendant
Louis Nicoletti Louis Nicoletti ... Prospector #2
Paul Power Paul Power ... Maitre d'
Maxine Semon Maxine Semon ... Maid


The uranium hunting becomes a one-on-one race, with Fred MacMurray being solo, versus two pairs. They are Ricky and Lucy Ricardo + Fred and Ethel Mertz. All three have temporary leads. Then all three rivals become losers and friends again after learning the uranium brought was a sample, that came in a uranium hunting kit. Written by 63×927is58401

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

3 January 1958 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Desilu Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the exterior prospecting scene, the actors actually 'fall asleep' on a Hollywood sound stage and wakes up on location in the Nevada desert. See more »


Ricky came back to the hotel room to get his drum for a rehearsal, but he left without it again. See more »


Ricky Ricardo: Boy, what a terrible road.
Lucy Ricardo: Yeah, it's all torn up. I wonder why they didn't put up a detour sign.
Ricky Ricardo: You know what I can't understand is why we haven't passed the Mertzes.
[Sees Fred MacMurray's car stuck in a pool of asphalt]
Ricky Ricardo: Look!
Fred MacMurray: Hey, my car's stuck!
Lucy Ricardo: [Mockingly and with delight] Ohhhhhh. BYE!
Fred MacMurray: [Watches the Ricardos speed away] Hey!
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References Double Indemnity (1944) See more »

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