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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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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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La roulotte du plaisir  »

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The trailer from the movie was made in Alma, Michigan. One woman, who made the curtains for the movie, received a piece of the set, the round table that folds. It is still in the family as an heirloom. See more »

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On the first day out, Nicky tells Tasy to find Highway 101 which for the most part run near the coast. She says she's found it and points to it on the map, but she's pointed to US 99, which goes up the Central Valley. See more »

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Mechanic: Trailer brakes first!
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Written by Xavier Cugat, Foster Curbelo (as Fausto Curbelo) and Al Stillman (as Al Stillman)
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Alternately breezy and callous comedy harbors a peculiar mean streak...
24 April 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Newlyweds sink all their money into a home on wheels; it almost sinks their marriage. One can sense that Clinton Twiss' book was re-conceived with stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in mind--it feels tailored to them both as a real-life couple and as their "I Love Lucy" counterparts the Ricardos. However, their characters here--Tacy and Nicky Collini--aren't as interesting or as dimensional as either the Arnazs or the Ricardos, and director Vincente Minnelli sets up laughs which never come. Some of the slapstick is indeed colorful or visually amusing, but these bickering sweethearts are awfully selfish, and no one they meet on their journey is able to lighten the load. Bits and pieces of it are sprightly, but this comedy about marital discord is far too prickly (and truthful) to yield big success as a rollicking romance on the open road. ** from ****


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