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The Long, Long Trailer

The Long, Long Trailer(1954)

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Trivia

  • In the film, Desi and Lucy buy a new 1953 Mercury to pull the long, long trailer, but during the hill-climbing scene it is the larger '53 Lincoln doing the pulling of the trailer up the steep grades. In one shot rounding a curve, the distinctly different grill of the Lincoln can be seen clearly.
  • In the original cut of the film, the "Breezin' Along with Breeze" musical number had an entirely different backing track orchestration. However, Minnelli did not approve of the final cut, and removed the music from the sequence, leaving only the original vocal overdubs, in which he then ordered an entirely new orchestral number, and mixed the vocals within the scene. The original recording, however, was thought to be lost forever, until recently resurrected from the MGM vaults and compiled onto a love songs CD by Rhino Music.

Contributions

  • Holz (2007-11-13)

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    Desi made a bet with the studio: if the movie made more money than the current highest grossing comedy at that time (Father of the Bride starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor and also directed by Vincente Minnelli), the studio would have to pay Desi twenty-five thousand dollars and if the movie didn't do so well, then Desi would have to pay the studio the amount. Desi won the bet.

  • Holz (2007-11-20)

    Source: not available

    Before the scenes heading up the mountain, Tacy Collini (Ball) calls Nicky (Arnaz) "Ricky".

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