The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

The Long, Long Trailer




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At the height of their TV fame, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were contracted by MGM to make two theatrical films. The first of these, The Long, Long Trailer, stars Lucy and Desi as an upwardly mobile couple who decide to buy a trailer so they can live together while his job takes him around the country. Thanks to their naivete in such matters, they end up with a huge, bulky RV that costs five times what they planned. Their "seeing America" trip turns out to be a slapstick disaster, topped by … More

Rating: G
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Clinton Swiss, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett
On DVD: May 2, 2006

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as Tracy Collini

as Nicholas Collini

as Mrs. Hittaway

as Policeman

as Mrs. Bolton

as Mr. Tewitt

as Foreman

as Aunt Anastacia

as Uncle Edgar

as Mr. Judlow

as Bridesmaid

as Little Boy

as Trailer Salesman

as Inspector

as Mr. Bolton

as Girl Friend

as Girl Friend

as Mrs. Dudley

as Minister

as Mr. Hittaway

as Mechanic

as Mrs. Barrett

as Mr. Elliott

as Carl Barrett

as Mr. Dudley

as Shorty

as Garage Owner

as Aunt Ellen

as Uncle Bill

as Candy Store Clerk

as Officer

as Judge

as Mrs. Tewitt

as Attendant

as Garage Manager

as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for The Long, Long Trailer

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Strange, surreal film, notable for Minnelli's brilliant use of color and visual style.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Classic Film and Television

One of Minnelli's few broad comedies, more of a collection of anecdotes than a coherent tale, about the wacky misadventures of a middle-class couple (Lucille Ball and Dazi Arnaz) during a long cross-country trek.

Full Review… | May 12, 2007

doesn't earn a place on my DVD shelf next to my I Love Lucy collection

Full Review… | May 9, 2006

...not even Minnelli and Berman could do much with a predictably inane script.

Full Review… | May 5, 2006
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for The Long, Long Trailer


This movie is funny for the most part, but some of the jokes (like the title suggests) go too long, so they're not that funny. The story is also predictable, but it's cool to see a movie with Lucy and Ricky.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

As a huge "I Love Lucy" fan, I found that this movie didn't live up to their chemistry in the show. It was funny and a cute movie, but in comparison, the show is hard to beat!

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

I always laugh at this one. Everytime I see it I see something I have not seen before. I still enjoy it as an adult.

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