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The Long, Long Trailer (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 18 February 1954 (USA)
Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of starting off with their own home on wheels--a trailer. After the two are hitched, they ... See full summary »

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Airs Wed. Aug. 03, 12:00 AM on TCM

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Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of starting off with their own home on wheels--a trailer. After the two are hitched, they hitch up their trailer and begin their honeymoon. The humor comes from several disastrous adventures the couple has while traveling including Tacy's awkward attempt to cook dinner in a moving trailer, and a cliffhanging ride through the mountains that nearly destroys their marriage. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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18 February 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La roulotte du plaisir  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Anscocolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The chorus of the song "Everything Right is Wrong Again" by the band They Might Be Giants references the scene where Lucy's character is stuck in the trailer which has become unhinged from the car. "Everything right is wrong again Just like in the long long trailer All the dishes got broken and the car kept driving And nobody would stop to save her" See more »

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Their table always changes positions or gone completely from the living room. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Hittaway: What good is a trailerite if not to help out another trailerite?
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Breezin' Along With the Breeze
Written by Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons and Richard A. Whiting
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Lucy comedy for nostalgia freaks
11 July 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is a good movie for Lucy fans and for those who miss the sweetly innocent comedies of the 1950's. It's a nice vehicle for Lucy and Desi who were then at the peak of their TV popularity. The characters they play in the film are just slight variations on the Ricardos (Lucy and Ricky become Tacy and Nicky). They are newlyweds who set off across America in...well, the title gives it away...in a long, long trailer. The main problem with the movie is that's all that it's about. There is virtually no plot, nor even the oddball vignettes that you normally find in a road movie of this sort. There are a couple of good comic moments for Lucy, and she sure looks cute in some of those vintage 50s outfits. Minnelli directs well (I especially like his use of color), but without a plot, there's only so much he can do. Still, it's a sweetly nostalgic movie to see, short and painless.


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