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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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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

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 »

Goofs

In the scene where the trailer falls off the jack in the rainstorm, Lucille Ball (as Tacy) calls "Ricky" instead of his character's name "Nicky". See more »

Quotes

Tacy: [as they are packing up the trailer for the honeymoon] Honey, I told you to put your clothes in the hall closet!
Nicholas Collini: [in a heavy accent] Well, the hall closet is full of your things.
[sounds like "thins"]
Tacy: Oh. Oh, well, put your thins there temporarily. Now come on.
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Spoofed in The Mothers-In-Law: The Long, Long Weekend (1968) See more »

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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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Hitching Post
29 October 2004 | by (TCM's Basement) – 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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