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The Long, Long Trailer (1953)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Storyline

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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Release Date:

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

In the original cut of the film, the "Breezin' Along with Breeze" musical number had an entirely different backing track orchestration. However, director Vincente Minnelli did not approve of the final cut, and removed the music from the sequence, leaving only the original vocal overdubs, in which he then ordered an entirely new orchestral number, and mixed the vocals within the scene. The original recording, however, was thought to be lost forever, until recently resurrected from the MGM vaults and compiled onto a love songs CD by Rhino Music. See more »

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As the 53 New Moon trailer begins the climb up the mountain, the crew is reflected in the side of the trailer as it passes by. See more »

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Mechanic: Think of it as a train behind you. Forty feet of train.
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Cui Cui
Written by Xavier Cugat, Foster Curbelo (as Fausto Curbelo) and Al Stillman (as Al Stillman)
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3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was 12 in the movie theater, I never forgot it over the years. It remains one of my all time favorites to this day. The scenes where Lucy falls out the door into the mud and when she is trying to fix their dinner in the trailer while Ricky drives are hysterical. Another of my favorites is when they are going up the mountain and Lucy knows she didn't get rid of the rocks Desi told her too and the mountain is sooooooo steep! I was in a situation once where we were traveling up a very high mountain with a steep incline on my side of the car and all I could think of was this movie and that scene. I was tickled to death when I could finally get my own copy to watch whenever I needed a good laugh. Lucy & Desi are great together.


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