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The Long, Long Trailer (1953) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

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Tacy: You didn't let me finish. I was going to say 'turn right here left'.
Nicholas Collini: Turn right here left? Have you any conception how much room it takes to turn this thing around? We may have to go on for miles.


Tacy: Get that check back. I was going to get us a deepfreeze.
Nicholas Collini: [gesturing to the in-laws staring coldly at them] You're getting a deepfreeze right now.


Nicholas Collini: Been married long?
Mr. Tewitt: About 31 years.
Nicholas Collini: Have many fights?
Mr. Tewitt: Nope.
Nicholas Collini: Then take my advice: don't buy a trailer.


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In the original cut of the film, the "Breezin' Along with Breeze" musical number had an entirely different backing track orchestration. However, director Vincente 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.
The trailer from the movie was made in Alma, Michigan. One woman, who made the curtains for the movie, received a piece of the set, the round table that folds. It is still in the family as an heirloom.
The New Moon trailers, produced by The Redman Trailer Co. (as per original sales brochures & in viewing the actual 1953 models), didn't come with a "sunken living room" as was highlighted in the film. This was done to add a reason for Desi Arnaz's character to take his pratfall when first entering the trailer. You can see that the floor of the kitchen is flat with the living room floor if you look closely when he opens the door for the first time at the trailer show, as this was simply a regular production coach in the shot. The interior shots had a "dropped" section in the living room area and you can see that the vent windows are much further from the ceiling than they would be as seen from the exterior. New Moon trailers also had a furnace in the corner between the front door and the kitchen cabinet. It is assumed this was removed from the interior mock up for aesthetic reasons.
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