The Covered Trailer

The Covered Trailer is a 1939 American comedy film directed by Gus Meins and written by Jack Townley. The film stars James Gleason, Lucile Gleason, Russell Gleason, Harry Davenport, Mary Beth Hughes and Tommy Ryan. The film was released on November 10, 1939, by Republic Pictures.[1][2][3]

The Covered Trailer
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Lobby card
Directed byGus Meins
Screenplay byJack Townley
Story byJack Townley
M. Coates Webster
StarringJames Gleason
Lucile Gleason
Russell Gleason
Harry Davenport
Mary Beth Hughes
Tommy Ryan
Music byCy Feuer
William Lava
CinematographyArthur Martinelli
Edited byRay Snyder
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • November 10, 1939 (1939-11-10)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

In this entry in the comedy series the "Higgins Family," the group must cancel a cruise to South America after the check they needed does not arrive. To save face before their neighbors, the family embarks upon a wilderness fishing trip. The family made a wise decision to forgo the cruise as the boat sinks and everyone is lost. This creates havoc for the Higgins family neighbors who believe they went down with the ship.



  1. ^ "The Covered Trailer (1939) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  2. ^ Sandra Brennan. "The Covered Trailer (1939) - Gus Meins". AllMovie. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  3. ^ "The Covered Trailer". Retrieved 2015-11-02.

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