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The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 19 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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Complete credited cast:
Gladys Hurlbut ...
Mrs. Bolton
Uncle Edgar
Mr. Judlow
Perry Sheehan ...


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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Release Date:

19 February 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La roulotte du plaisir  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


A remake was planned in 1994 with Roseanne Barr as Tracy Bolton and Tom Arnold as Nicky Collini but due to the couple's divorce, the project never got off the ground. See more »


During the closing scenes, Mrs. Tewitt parks her car by the office where Desi is waiting for Lucy. In the closing shot where Lucy and Desi embrace and the camera pulls away, the car seems to be missing. However, just as the screen fades to black for the closing credits, the right front corner of Mrs. Tewitt's car is visible in the lower left corner of the screen. See more »


Tacy: Get that check back. I was going to get us a deepfreeze.
Nicholas Collini: [gesturing to the in-laws staring coldly at them] You're getting a deepfreeze right now.
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Crazy Credits

The following acknowledgment appears in the end credits: "We are deeply grateful to the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, for permission to photograph scenes in Yosemite National Park". See more »


Cui Cui
Written by Xavier Cugat, Foster Curbelo (as Fausto Curbelo) and Al Stillman (as Al Stillman)
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Hitching Post
29 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Thanks to IMDb, I never realized Vincente Minnelli directed this film! Riding high on the popularity of "I Love Lucy," this film is essentially Lucy and Ricky on the road, "disguised" as Nicki and Tacy. Whoever they might be called, this film is fun. Too bad they didn't include a cameo of Ted and Elsie too! I think that Minnelli perfectly captured the enthusiasm of "America in the Road" during the 1950s with its fascination for travel.

The comedy seems rather stilted at times, perhaps because it wasn't filmed in front of a live studio audience, and there are no really big laugh out loud moments. Still, the movie is a neat little gem from the carefree 50s when all we had to worry about was keeping up with the Jones'.

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