Watch the ‘Long, Long Trailer,’ again

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It’s hard to believe this film was produced in 1954 … it is still hilarious in parts and definitely fun to watch.

“The Long, Long Trailer”
starting Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on DVD. (Suggested retail: $14.97 — available on Amazon.com for $5.97.)

“The 1954 film, ‘The Long, Long Trailer,’ in gorgeous Technicolor and directed by Vincente Minnelli, is a somewhat allegorical tale of a newly married couple who invest in a 40-foot trailer as their first home–and immediately regret it. Well, at least Arnaz’s character does; he’s the one who has anxiety attacks over operating electric brakes while steering up and down one-lane, mountain roads.”Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

In the film, a powerful 1953 Lincoln Capri convertible (which is equipped with a 205 HP V8 engine) was needed to pull the heavy 1953 New Moon travel trailer (which cost $5,345 at the time) up and over the steep grades of the Sierra Nevadas where the scenes were filmed.

The “Long, Long Trailer” is also available through Netflix.

Julianne G. Crane

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