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Release Date:
18 February 1954 (USA) See more »
America's No. 1 Favorites Funnier than Ever on the Screen! See more »
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 »
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Trailer brake! Trailer brake! Turn right here left? See more (64 total) »


  (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:
Fred Aldrich ... Chef at Trailer Show (uncredited)
Richard Alexander ... Bald Shopper in Bungalette Trailer (uncredited)
Jimmy Ames ... Truck Helper (uncredited)
Robert Anderson ... Carl Barrett (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ... Trailer Show Attendee (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Mother (uncredited)
Dallas Boyd ... Minister (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Police Officer (uncredited)
John Call ... Shorty (uncredited)
Geraldine Carr ... Tacy's Girlfriend (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Trailer Show Attendee (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Trailer Show Attendee (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Trailer Park Manager (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Trailer Show Attendee (uncredited)
Juney Ellis ... Waitress (uncredited)
Frank Gerstle ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Trailer Show Attendee (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ... Father (uncredited)
Signe Hack ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Charles Herbert ... Little Boy (uncredited)
George Hoagland ... Wedding Guest (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)
Monty O'Grady ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Christopher Olsen ... Tommy (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Perry ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Phil Rich ... Mr. Dudley (uncredited)
Dennis Ross ... Jody (uncredited)
Janet Sackett ... Kay (uncredited)
Judy Sackett ... Dotty (uncredited)
Jerry Schumacher ... Mechanic (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher ... Mechanic (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Trailer Park Attendee (uncredited)
Edna Skinner ... Maude Barrett (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Trailer Park Attendee (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)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
103 min | 96 min (TCM print)
Color (Anscocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:S | USA:Approved (PCA #16632) | West Germany:6 (nf)
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Did You Know?

Film debut of Karl Lukas.See more »
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 »
Tacy:You didn't let me finish. I was going to say 'turn right here left'.
Nicholas Collini:Turn right here left? Have you any conception how much room it takes to turn this thing around? We may have to go on for miles.
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Trailer brake! Trailer brake! Turn right here left?, 28 February 2000
Author: bobc-5 from Annandale, VA

Impulsive Tacy somehow convinces obliging husband-to-be Nicky that they should buy a trailer to live in after they marry. She has her heart set on one particular model that looks great in the ad, but when they find out how small it really is, they're ready to go back to the idea of the house. But then Tacy sees it - the long, long trailer!

The movie is really nothing more than an extended comedy skit in which Nicky, Tacy, and the long, long trailer travel from California to Colorado. It's very skillfully executed with nice variations in the pacing and some very tastefully applied restraint. The highlight of the movie is the going over the mountain scene, which starts off in very understated manner and slowly builds to hilarious crescendo as they climb to the top of the pass. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, playing their characters from "I Love Lucy", work perfectly together and make this movie a fun time for everyone.

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