October 15th, 2011: The Long, Long Trailer (1953)

Cast and Crew: Vincente Minnelli (Director); Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

What It’s About: Nicky (Desi Arnaz, Cuban Pete) is a civil engineer who needs to move about the country for his job. His wife Tacy (Lucille Ball, Too Many Girls) convinces him it would be more economic and romantic to buy a trailer home and hit the road together. Hilarity ensues.

Why Watch it Today?: I Love Lucy, starring Ball and Arnaz, debuted 60 years ago today on October 15th, 1951.

Where to Get It: Netflix (rental only); Libraries.

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One comment on “October 15th, 2011: The Long, Long Trailer (1953)

  1. sakara says:

    the studio thought the movie would be a flop, cause why pay to see otherwise free tv actors…arnaz supposedly offered the company some money back if it was a flop—turned out to be a big hit.

    another reason to see it: gringo girl with latino boy, as no big deal, though there were a lot less latinos in usa in 1950s.

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