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Long, Long Trailer, The (1953)

At the height of their fabulous fame, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz teamed up with veteran director Vincente Minnelli for this crisp, slick, and hilarious MGM Technicolor romp about a honeymooning couple in a 40-foot three-ton mobile home (caravan).

The laughs are non-stop as newly-wed Tacy Collins (Lucille) and Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Carlos Collini (Desi) hit the road on wheels and nearly wreck everything in sight, including their marriage.

The scene where Tacy cooks her first meal while the contents of the kitchen fly through the door in a raging storm is pure I Love Lucy.  This one is a must for the entire family.

Tacy Collini
Lucille Ball
Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Carlos Collini
Desi Arnaz
Mrs Hittaway
Marjorie Main
Keenan Wynn
Mrs Bolton
Gladys Hurlbut
Mr Tewitt
Moroni Olsen
Bert Freed
Aunt Anastacia
Madge Blake
Uncle Edgar
Walter Baldwin
Mr Judlow
Oliver Blake
Perry Sheehan

Vincente Minnelli