“It’s a fine thing when you come home to your home and your home is gone!”
Newlyweds Tacy (Lucille Ball) and Nicky (Desi Arnaz) find their marriage on the brinks as they travel in their brand-new, “long, long trailer”.
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Keenan Wynn Films
- Lucille Ball Films
- Marital Problems
- Road Trip
- Vincente Minnelli Films
Response to Peary’s Review:
I’m pleased that Peary refers to this “delightful comedy” as “strangely neglected”, because I feel the same way. As Peary notes, there are countless moments of hilarity and romance, with both Arnaz and Ball turning in wonderfully comedic performances. Fans of “I Love Lucy” definitely won’t be disappointed, and others should find themselves laughing in sympathy as well. Plus, as a recent newlywed myself, I can attest to the authenticity of how exasperating road trips can be for couples. Some of my worst arguments with my husband have occurred while we’ve been on vacation, so I have nothing but empathy for poor Tacy and Nicky, as they try to recapture the spark of love in the midst of their chaotic travails.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
- Ball vainly attempting to cook as their trailer bounces back and forth across the bumpy road
- Ball’s collection of enormous rocks, which dangerously weighs down their new home
- Arnaz steering the enormous trailer along perilous mountain paths (a truly scary scene)
Yes, as Ball’s best film.