Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

Peter Yates (1962)

U Certificate


Our Score
"Bachelor Boy" Cliff Richard is still making hit records over 40 years after this high-spirited romp. It's unlikely that his knighthood was awarded solely on the strength of this wholesome road movie (the less than august debut of Bullittdirector Peter Yates), in which four youths cross Europe in a London Transport double-decker bus. But there are plenty of fondly remembered songs, some splendid scenery and a willing supporting cast that includes Melvyn Hayes, who would again be upstaged by a bus later in his career as Albert in the classic TV series The Double Deckers.


Four mechanics embark on a fun-filled trip across Europe on board a double-decker London bus, and enjoy all manner of romantic adventures with three young women who hitch a ride on their way to Athens. However, an unexpected stowaway causes a few surprises. Musical comedy, starring Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs, Ron Moody and the Shadows.

Cast & Crew

Don Cliff Richard
Barbara Lauri Peters
Cyril Melvyn Hayes
Sandy Una Stubbs
Steve Teddy Green
Angie Pamela Hart (1)
Edwin Jeremy Bulloch
Mimsie Jacqueline Daryl
Stella Madge Ryan
Jerry Lionel Murton
Annie Christine Lawson
Orlando Ron Moody
Magistrate David Kossoff
Hank Marvin Hank Marvin
Bruce Welch Bruce Welch
Jet Harris Jet Harris
Tony Meehan Tony Meehan
Director Peter Yates
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Music