Long Long Trailer

Directed By: Vincente Minnelli Starring: Lucille Ball

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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 tossing a Caesar salad - and everything else. That backing up their 40-foot, three-ton home is only a little more difficult than threading a needle wearing boxing gloves. And that trailer-park folks are neighborly sorts who turn the lovebirds' rig into the wrong, wrong trailer by crashing the wedding night. Co-starring comedy pros Marjorie Main and Keenan Wynn (Ball's frequent co-star in her MGM days), this smash was filmed at the height of the I Love Lucy craze and is packed with the inventive sight gags and physical humor that made the series a TV landmark. If you like the Trailer, you're going to love the movie!System Requirements:Run Time: 96 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE

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Studio Warner
SKU 202291633
UPC 012569679757
UPC 14 00012569679757
Format DVD
Release Date 5/9/2006
Rating NR
Keywords
On-The-Road
Romance
Theatrical Release
Vintage
Editors Note
Note A cumbersome travel trailer creates havoc for a honeymooning newlywed couple.
Plot Summary
Summary Capitalizing on the phenomenal success of the "I Love Lucy" show, Lucy and Desi are paired as a married couple who purchase an enormous trailer and set out to explore the spacious vistas of America's landscape. Unfortunately, a series of low comedy escapades leaves the two on the brink of divorce as their journey ends. Can this marriage be saved?
Reviews
USA Today "...Surprisingly unsung....Lucy has a great rough-it moment..." 12/14/1990 p.3D
Directors
Vincente Minnelli
Actors
Lucille Ball
Cast & Crew
Adolph Deutsch - Original Music By
Albert Hackett - Screenplay
Clinton Twiss - Based On Novel By
Desi Arnaz - Actor
Ferris Webster - Editor
Frances Goodrich - Screenplay
Keenan Wynn - Actor
Lucille Ball - Actor
Marjorie Main - Actor
Pandro S. Berman - Producer
Robert Surtees - Cinematographer
Vincente Minnelli - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1954
Catalog ID 67915
UPC 00012569679757
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Pan and Scan (TV Format)  1.37:1 [4:3]
Reviews
ReviewSource Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Review The film was a commercial success despite using rehashed material from their show and offering nothing fresh. What can you say? If you like the couple, this film should be on your must-see list. As for me, I found it grating--an awful movie, but one that is essential viewing to understand the middle-class idea of happiness through sitcoms and their love affair with these dumb kind of shows. It has everything you want to know about this genre: a castrating wife, a humiliated husband figure, consumerism at its ugliest, and witless comedy built around the couple's misunderstandings that serves as both a means of denigration and love.
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Reviewer Dennis Schwartz
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource DVDLaser.com
Review There is a long, long trailer for The Long, Long Trailer, appearing at the end of the disc, which tries desperately to sell the film as a long version of I Love Lucy. Desi Arnaz narrates, and he refers to Lucille Ball as Lucy in all of the clips, although their characters actually have other names. Apparently, the trick worked, because the film was rather successful, but I Love Lucy it wasn't--she never seems to be given an opportunity to improvise--and today the show is an excruciating grind.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Doug Pratt
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Ball,Lucille
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Pleasant vehicle for Lucy and Desi...Plenty of slapstick.
MovieProp.com This movie should be required viewing for anyone purchasing a long trailer or camper.

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