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Director:
Writers:
Clinton Twiss (novel)
Albert Hackett (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
18 February 1954 (USA) See more »
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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:
Marriage On The Rocks See more (58 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
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
103 min | 96 min (TCM print)
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Color:
Color (Anscocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved (PCA #16632) | West Germany:6 (nf)
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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:
Continuity: In the final scene, Tacy is completely dry in the trailer. Yet immediately after going outside to run after Nicky, she is shown completely drenched from head to toe.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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29 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Marriage On The Rocks, 26 July 2003
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

"The Long, Long Trailer" is a thoroughly enjoyable "vehicle" for a nostalgic trip back to the talents of Desi and Lucy. Desi, eager to please, gives in to Lucy, as she dreams of, and schemes for, a life on wheels, only to find that soaring dreams can come crashing down to reality faster than rocks crashing down a mountainside. The result for the viewer is back and forth laughs and empathy.

The comedy centers on Desi and Lucy. But secondary characters are funny too. Marjorie Main is terrific as the too helpful mother hen. And the overly enthusiastic trailer brakes man is a hoot. "Trailer brakes first, trailer brakes first. These are your trailer blinker lights ... There's your trailer stop light. Now put your blinker lights on. Left. Right. Trailer brakes. Car brakes. Lights. Left. Right. Trailer brakes. Car brakes. OK, let's go". Funny stuff.

The film is mostly comedy, of course. But it also has tension. In the mountain scenes, cinematography and sound override script. Here, the visual perspective of depth and distance combine with sounds of falling rocks and screeching brakes to create a sense of apprehension. Truly, Director Vincente Minnelli knew how to make effective films.

Unlike the trailer, the film is somewhat lightweight. But there are times when you don't want to watch a movie with a ponderous plot or heavy-duty message with "meaning". Lucy and Desi's talent was comedy, not Shakespeare. "The Long, Long Trailer", fluff that it is, is good fluff. It is funny (dramatic too), absorbing, and cinematically well made. And with a breezy musical score, what more could you want?



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