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Director:
Writers:
Clinton Twiss (novel)
Albert Hackett (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
18 February 1954 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
America's No. 1 Favorites Funnier than Ever on the Screen! See more »
Plot:
Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Lucy comedy for nostalgia freaks See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lucille Ball ... Tacy Bolton - Collini

Desi Arnaz ... Nicholas 'Nicky' Collini
Marjorie Main ... Mrs. Hittaway

Keenan Wynn ... Policeman
Gladys Hurlbut ... Mrs. Bolton
Moroni Olsen ... Mr. Tewitt

Bert Freed ... Foreman
Madge Blake ... Aunt Anastacia
Walter Baldwin ... Uncle Edgar

Oliver Blake ... Mr. Ludlow
Perry Sheehan ... Bridesmaid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Alexander ... Bald Shopper in Bungalette Trailer (uncredited)
Jimmy Ames ... Truck Helper (uncredited)
Robert Anderson ... Carl Barrett (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Mother (uncredited)
Dallas Boyd ... Minister (uncredited)
John Call ... Shorty (uncredited)
Geraldine Carr ... Tacy's Girlfriend (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Extra at Trailer Show (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Trailer Park Manager (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Extra at Trailer Show (uncredited)
Juney Ellis ... Waitress (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Extra at Trailer Party (uncredited)
Frank Gerstle ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ... Father (uncredited)
Charles Herbert ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Flagstone Station Attendant (uncredited)
Robert Kino ... Japanese Gardner (uncredited)

Jack Kruschen ... Mechanic (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Driver (uncredited)
Alan Lee ... Mr. Elliott (uncredited)
Rudy Lee ... Barrett's Son (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... Mrs. Tewitt (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ... Garage Manager (uncredited)
John Logan ... Mechanic (uncredited)
Karl Lukas ... Inspector (uncredited)

Howard McNear ... Joe Hittaway (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Car Salesman (uncredited)
Rollin Moriyama ... Japanese Gardner (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ellanora Needles ... Tacy's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Dorothy Neumann ... Aunt Ellen (uncredited)
Louis Nicoletti ... 2nd Inspector (uncredited)
Christopher Olsen ... Tommy (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Phil Rich ... Mr. Dudley (uncredited)
Dennis Ross ... Jody (uncredited)
Janet Sackett ... Kay (uncredited)
Judy Sackett ... Dotty (uncredited)
Edna Skinner ... Maude Barrett (uncredited)
Connie Van ... Grace (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Trailer Salesman (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Mr. Bolton (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ... Mrs. Dudley (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Garage Owner (uncredited)
Howard Wright ... Uncle Bill (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
 
Writing credits
Clinton Twiss (novel)

Albert Hackett (screenplay) &
Frances Goodrich (screenplay)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Adolph Deutsch 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees 
 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno  (as Edward Carfagno)
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason 
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Freeman .... assistant director
Jerry Thorpe .... assistant director
Carl 'Major' Roup .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
Michael Steinore .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Alvord Eiseman .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Gus Bivona .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jakob Gimpel .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Jack Marshall .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Milton Raskin .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Si Zentner .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
103 min | 96 min (TCM print)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Anscocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved (PCA #16632) | West Germany:6 (nf)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Nicky and Tacy are at the service station after being pulled out of the mud there is a Phillip Morris sign on the front of the station. Phillip Morris was the sponsor of "I Love Lucy" at the time.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Nicky and Tacy buy a new 1953 Mercury to pull the long, long trailer, but during the hill-climbing scene it is the larger '53 Lincoln. In one shot rounding a curve, the distinctly different grill of the Lincoln can be seen clearly.See more »
Quotes:
Mechanic:Think of it as a train behind you. Forty feet of train.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cui CuiSee more »

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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Lucy comedy for nostalgia freaks, 11 July 1999
Author: KennyF from New York

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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