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The Long, Long Trailer

The Long, Long Trailer

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz hit every hilarious pothole on the road to marital bliss when they take their honeymoon in The Long, Long Trailer. Made at the height of I Love Lucy mania, this madcap comedy sparkles with Lucy’s inimitable slapstick and the couple’s beloved brand of romantic bickering.

Lucy and Desi play Tacy and Nicky Collini, newlyweds who’s dream house comes equipped with four wheels instead of a foundation. They head out to discover the great, big country…and discover great, big trouble. He backs 28 feet of home sweet home over a relative’s prize rose bushes. She tries to cook dinner wile the trailer roars down the highway. They have a run-in with a disgruntled cop (Keenan Wynn, Lucy’s frequent co-star in her earlier MGM days). And they swerve from side to side up and down a twisting mountain road in the film’s frantic, funny finale.

Directed by Vincente Minnelli and fueled by high-octane star power, The Long, Long Trailer rolled into the MGM record books, becoming the studio’s top-grossing comedy up to that time.