The Long, Long Trailer [VHS]
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Top Customer Reviews
There was alot more character and story development in the original version shown on T.V. I remember Spagehtti going all over the place...not in this DVD; and when Lucy (Tacey) was in the trailer with a sprained ankle, there was more in the sequence than shown (Marjorie Maine had a lot more speaking parts). Overall, it was fun seeing the highlights again, but I wish the entire movie had been shown. I'm wondering why they deleted some of it.
The plot is surprisingly simple. Tacy Collins (Lucille Ball) and Nicholas Carlos Collini (Desi Arnez) are about to be married. Tacy persuades him that having a trailer home would be ideal, since he has the type of job that takes him away so often. This way, she could always be there to take care of him no matter where he is working, as their home would always go with him, wherever he may be. Nicky buys into her logic, and the rest is history.
They purchase a top of the line trailer home, a new car to tow it, and get married. Tacy and Nicky then hit the road and have a number of very funny adventures. They will have you belly laughing, as the personas of their film characters do not differ greatly from that of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, the characters of their television show. If it ain't broke, why fix it?
Keenan Wynn has a small role as a traffic control cop whose path briefly crosses theirs. Don't blink, or you may miss him. Some of the footage is shot in gorgeous Yosemite National Park and the cinematography is a treat, with beautiful scenic vistas replete with mountain views.
Not only was this film a hit for MGM in 1954 and the best grossing comedy of the year, but it was also their best grossing comedy to date, beating MGM's previous record holder, "Father of the Bride". If you are a fan of Lucy and Desi, or if you simply want a film that would be fun for the whole family, you cannot go wrong in choosing this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dvd came in perfect condition. Just wish the case was more sturdy. Seems a little flimsy to me and very thin.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very entertaining! The color is very vivid. This is Lucy and Desi at thier peak. The slapstick is great and seeing all of those faces from early TV was nostalgic.Published 5 days ago by Mike B.
It's Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, what more needs to be said?? If you're a fan, this is a must have. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Carol
This is the perfect movie to view with our family the weekend before we retire and live in our RV. Really glad we found it.Published 12 days ago by Ms. L-L
it's terrific. what more is there to say.... it's Lucy! I have loved this movie since i saw it as a little girl. Read morePublished 18 days ago by talkinturtles
Loved re-watching this old time favorite. The price was right and delivery was fast.Published 19 days ago by Karen Vinson
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