Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation

Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation

Henry Koster (1962)

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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.


A husband's hopes of spending a peaceful seaside holiday with his wife are dashed when she has the bright idea of turning the occasion into a family get-together - leading to a summer fraught with domestic disasters. Comedy, based on Edward Streeter's novel, starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, John Saxon, Marie Wilson and Lauri Peters.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Henry Koster
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd