Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Long, Long Trailer (1953) Lucy & Desi are hysterical!

The Long, Long Trailer (1953) / MGM Studios
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli
Starring: Lucille Balle, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main &
Keenan Wynn

Costumes: Helen Rose

Tagline:  America's No. 1 Favorites Funnier than Ever on the Screen!


This is the second feature film that Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz appear together, the first being "Too Many Girls in 1940, then this film and then lastly "Forever Darling" in 1956. This MGM comedy is a lught out loud comedy from start to finish that is a must see!

It is 1953, one of the big inventions on the road were the large trailer homes one could travel from one coast to another and always be at home. The brand new wedded couple: Tacy (Ball) and Nicky (Arnaz) are very much in love and are ready to make the next big leap into couple life. This means buying their first home toghether which is a big investment and Tacy thinks that the best investment is rather than buying a normal home with a picket fence is to purchase a long trailer that they can travel with and make home. Nicky is very against it and not sure how for their home how this will truly work out but they go home hunting. Tacy thinks that having this traveling home will be perfect for Nicky's career with being a civil enginerring projects that will see him traveling already.

This means a very costly investment into a top of the line home and a stronger car that can tow it with a bigger and tougher engine. Money quickly quickly is going out the window on this new dream of Tacy's which scare's Nicky. After the heafty purchases of getting everything set in the new home and more the couple is now off on thier honeymoon in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This trip quickly becomes one systematic mess after another. From Tacy's attempt to cooking while the trailer is in motion and everything everything starts to fall out all over the home and onto her making it for one laugh out loud moment where by the time Nicky stops Tacy is entirely covered by food ingrediants and needless to say no food done. Tacy is holding onto momentos of their trip which are rocks which during their trip weigh them down badly along with canned food. The couple finally arrives to Tacy's aunt and uncle's home where upon backing into the driveway Nicky partially into the porch along with destroying a beloved rose bush.

The coupel get faced with many tests along the way that start to break them up and go their own way but hopeully this lovely Tacy and Nicky make-up and find a way to be together. This is such a great 1950's film to watch with Lucy and Desi hillarious!!!