Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation

  • U
  • Henry Koster (1962)
  • US
  • 114 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

James Stewart made some amiable movies during the 1960s, lightweight fluff, invariably in CinemaScope and colour, that warmed the heart without stretching the brain. Here he's married to the lovely Maureen O'Hara, and the slight plot is encapsulated in the title. Contemporary heart-throbs Fabian and John Saxon add to the period charm, and the ingénue is Cliff Richard's flame from Summer Holiday, Lauri Peters. It's all rather endearing in a ramshackle kind of way. Incidentally, the film is based on a novel by Edward Streeter, who also wrote Father of the Bride. Watch out for some nice digs at Psycho, then fresh in movie-goers' memories.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara. St Louis banker Roger Hobbs books a seaside vacation hoping for a quiet relaxing break. But one disaster follows another as the family arrives at the dilapidated accommodation and Hobbs's patience is severely tested.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mr Hobbs
James Stewart
Peggy Hobbs
Maureen O'Hara
Joe
Fabian
Katey
Lauri Peters
Janie
Lili Gentle
Byron
John Saxon
Martin Turner
John McGiver
Emily Turner
Marie Wilson

Crew

Director
Henry Koster

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Categories
Comedy