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The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

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 »

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Clinton Twiss (novel), Albert Hackett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Tacy Collini
Desi Arnaz ... Nicholas Carlos Collini
Marjorie Main ... Mrs. Hittaway
Keenan Wynn ... Policeman
Gladys Hurlbut Gladys Hurlbut ... Mrs. Bolton
Moroni Olsen ... Mr. Tewitt
Bert Freed ... Foreman
Madge Blake ... Aunt Anastacia
Walter Baldwin ... Uncle Edgar
Oliver Blake ... Mr. Judlow
Perry Sheehan Perry Sheehan ... Bridesmaid
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

M-G-M's Miles Of Smiles! And In Color Too! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 February 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La roulotte du plaisir See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonora, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Anscocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the scenes of Nicky and Tacy pulling their trailer in the mountains, their 1953 Mercury Monterey convertible is replaced with a larger but similar appearing 1953 Lincoln Capri convertible. The distinct Lincoln grille is clearly evident in a shot as the car rounds a curve. The more powerful Lincoln (which is equipped with a 205 HP V8 engine) was needed to pull the heavy New Moon trailer up and over the steep grades of the Sierra Nevada where the scenes were filmed. See more »

Goofs

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

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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Crazy Credits

The following acknowledgment appears in the end credits: "We are deeply grateful to the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, for permission to photograph scenes in Yosemite National Park". See more »

Alternate Versions

Preview version ran 103 minutes, and included different orchestration to the song "Breezin' Along With the Breeze," as well as an additional scene with Marjorie Main. The original music orchestration has since been included on a music compilation CD, and the advertising trailer includes a tiny portion of the deleted Marjorie Main scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Ed Sullivan Show: A Salute to Lucy and Desi (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Cui Cui
Written by Xavier Cugat, Foster Curbelo (as Fausto Curbelo) and Al Stillman (as Al Stillman)
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The Best of the Best!!
27 September 2004 | by seventomanySee all my reviews

This movie really needs to come out on DVD and sooooon!!!! it is one of the best funny movies out there. I have been seeing lucy movies and shows since i was a yourg boy. I love the classics, you did not need special effects for it to be a good movie. Don't get me wrong i love the new ones but the classics rule!! so i hope the Long,long Trailer comes out on DVD soon for everyone to enjoy. Those movies from yesteryear will always be king of movies. the stars can be compared with a lot of today starts if you look carefully at movie stars today. Kevin costner is our steve mc queen and so on. funny how life is reborn in different ways. Just need to look closer when we have our eyes open! thank you to who ever may care to be reading this.


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