Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday Night At The Movies: The Long, Long Trailer

This week, I was in the mood for something far more lighthearted than the previous two weeks installments! Therefore, tonight I'm watching the 1953 classic, The Long, Long Trailer.

The Long, Long Trailer stars Hollywood power couple and comic duo, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz and was no doubt created to cash in on the success of their hit TV show, I Love Lucy which began in 1951. 

The story follows a newlywed couple, Nicky (Desi Arnaz) and Tacy (Lucille Ball) who decide to purchase a caravan as opposed to a bricks and mortar home. Obviously, hilarity ensues as the couple meander across the country with their new home in tow.

In true I Love Lucy spirit, the trip is far from peaceful and soon turns into a fascicle nightmare. Will the Long, Long Trailer doom their marriage? Or will it bring them closer together?

It's a little gem of a film, and sure to put a smile on your face. Even if the story and character's are typecast for Lucy & Desi, it's truly a thrill seeing them in technicolor!

On a side note, the film was actually based on the book The Long, Long Trailer by Clinton Twiss from 1951. You can read the book for free, online here. The book is somewhat different to the film (which was obviously adapted to better suit Lucy & Desi) but an easy reading delight nonetheless.

So put your woolly socks on and settle in with a cup of Cocoa and some Molasses Cookies. You're about to have a warm and cozy autumn evening!

Until next time, Stay Glamorous!

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