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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:
Lucy and Desi are marvelous in this fabulous comedy 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
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
103 min | 96 min (TCM print)
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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)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The trailer, a 1953 New Moon, used in the film is 32 feet in length and weighed more than 3 tons total.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Obvious stunt double wearing sunglasses when the car rounds the corner and knocks a few rocks over the edge.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Hittaway:This is Mrs. Dudley, the big vagabond next door.
Tacy:How do you do, Mrs. Vagabond?
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Soundtrack:
Cui CuiSee more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Lucy and Desi are marvelous in this fabulous comedy, 28 June 2007
Author: Emaisie39 from United States

So often critics and historians say that Lucy never made it in films or that she was just the "Queen of the B's before TV made her a superstar." But many of her best 40's films are now available on DVD and this absolute gem from the 50's should prove Lucy's film worthiness to everyone. A perfect comedy with some dramatic undertones that was filmed in 1953 just as Lucy and Desi were at their zenith as stars. Minnelli' s superb direction, a delightful script, and gorgeous technicolor magnify Lucy and Desi's wonderful performances. Like all comedy classics this film is grounded in reality and that is why all the pratfalls and situations work so beautifully. The story about newlyweds who spend their honeymoon in a trailer does not date one bit. Lucy looks amazingly young and beautiful even though she was already 42. Desi also gives a great performance. His shower scene is unforgettable and Lucy flying out of the trailer is a must see for any comedy lover. It's shame Lucy did not get more scripts like this one. Often her films were highly successful at the box-office but not that good("DuBarry Was a Lady"1943, "Easy to Wed"1946,"Sorrowful Jones"1949) but this is one of the great winners in her long career.

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