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The Long, Long Trailer
The Long Long Trailer
Actors: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Bill Thompson, Pete Smith, Dave O'Brien
Directors: Dave O'Brien, Tex Avery, Vincente Minnelli
Genres: Comedy, Animation
NR     2006     1hr 36min

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz live slaphappily ever after as newlyweds honeymooning in The Long, Long Trailer, breezily directed by Vincente Minnelli. They quickly find that the interior of a moving trailer is ideal for toss...  more »


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Actors: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Bill Thompson, Pete Smith, Dave O'Brien
Directors: Dave O'Brien, Tex Avery, Vincente Minnelli
Creators: Dave O'Brien, Albert Hackett, Arthur Marx, Clinton Twiss, Frances Goodrich
Genres: Comedy, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Classic Comedies, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/02/2006
Original Release Date: 12/04/1954
Theatrical Release Date: 12/04/1954
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 18
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....
Michael M. Wilk | Howard Beach, NY | 05/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Watching the Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz film "The Long, Long Trailer" some 50+ years after it was made, is a rather surreal experience. By 1953, The "Baby Boom" was indeed booming, tract housing was all over the place like crab grass, trailer parks multiplied like jackrabbits, and Americans were inundated with the wonders of "space age" technology. Big, flashy-looking cars, refrigerators, TV sets, "streamlined" furniture, and snazzy clothes were the things that everyone wanted to have. It was as if America wanted to wipe away its gritty, unglamourous past and face the space age all polished and waxed and Simonized. To see Eisenhower's America as depicted by MGM in better-than-real-life Technicolor and filmed largely on MGM's backlot (interspersed with location photography of Yosemite Park,etc) I feel like I'm watching home movies that were shot in a suburb of a distant planet! "The Long, Long Trailer" was made to capitalize on the overwhelming popularity of TV's "I Love Lucy", which finally made a star of 40ish Lucille Ball, who had never really achieved "big stardom" in the 20 years she had been in showbiz. So, if you REALLY loved Lucy, you could go and spend money to sit in a theater and watch Lucy and Desi on a big screen in an "Air-Cooled" theater in COLOR, and with no commericials! This film has always been a favorite of mine, ever since I first watched it with my sister on our parents' blonde wood console black-and-white TV back in the mid 1960s. See Lucy fall in the mud (I have to admit I get a rather sadistic pleasure out of watching this bit over and over again). See Lucy try to prepare a gourmet dinner while in a moving trailer, with disastrous results (God, the things they did to this lady!) See Desi perform a medley of songs while driving a huge convertible, pulling an even MORE huge trailer, all in stunning Technicolor. How could you NOT like this film? I must have seen this film at least 50 times when I was growing up! Detractors call this film one long "I Love Lucy" episode which, of course it is, but it certainly isn't dull, and Lucy and Desi were very talented, hardworking people. Who cares about their less-than-happy personal life? The supporting cast is great, filled with many characters actors who had long, long careers, such as Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn, Moroni Olson, Madge Blake, and Bert Freed. The picture quality on the DVD is beautiful, with crisp imagery and breathtaking color. One can really understand why Lucille Ball was dubbed "Technicolor Tessie". She looks great. The location photography is picture-postcard lovely, and all of the pathologcally "Fifties" trappings, such as the Helen Rose clothes and humongous cars, remind us of a VERY different time. This film is a real time piece, it brings back very fond memories of a time that really seems "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." Where's my TV dinner?"
SOOO Funny
Margaret Dybala | Pearland, Texas United States | 05/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We watch this wonderful movie once a year, just for the pleasure of anticipating each perfect scene. Directed by Vincent Minelli, and perfectly acted by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, this comedy takes us through the engagement and honeymoon of a young couple starting out life in an "up to date" way, in a trailer. Each cameo appearance by marvelous second and third banana studio people whose faces any movie buff will recognize is very enjoyable, too. There are two several scenes that are our favorites. 1) Tacy (Lucille B.) fixes dinner in a moving trailer (HAH) 2) Nicky (Desi A.) freaks out trying to get his golf clubs to fit in the trailer; 3) Tacy and Nicky try to get over the high passes in Colorado with a rock-filled trailer); 4) a mechanic explains why trailer brakes are soo important. This film is just too magical to believe. You have to see it."
You'll laugh a long, long time!
McHenry John | McHenry, Illinois United States | 05/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A PRICELESS comedy from the 50's starring Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz who play a newlywed couple who decide to buy a trailer instead of a house....after that...the troubles begin and the laughs roll. Plenty of good clean fun & hilarious slapstick yuks. Buy this DVD & you won't regret it."
My favorite movie in the World
A. Madsen | Hiram, GA | 09/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time I ever watch this movie was at my Grandparents house. I was sitting with my Mom after a huge Sunday dinner. This movie came on and we laughed and laughed. I was young at that time and my Grandparents had a color TV and life was so great. This movie brings me back to that time and those memmories that I'll never forget. My Mother has Alzheimer now I would give anything to be able to sit and watch it with her again. So when ever I'm feeling a little sad and missing my mother I put that movie in the DVD player and everything is okay for 96 minutes.
I love this movie"