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Holiday Week (1952)

Hindle Wakes (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Romance
While on seaside holiday with her girlfriend Mary, a pretty factory worker named Jenny is attracted to Alan, son of the owner of the mill where she works. When she agrees to spend a week ... See full summary »

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A Lancashire mill girl has an illicit adventure with the owner's son while on holiday. Based on the once notorious Houghton play.

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Sybil Thorndike, John Stuart, Norman McKinnel
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While on seaside holiday with her girlfriend Mary, a pretty factory worker named Jenny is attracted to Alan, son of the owner of the mill where she works. When she agrees to spend a week with the young man, Jenny enlists her roommate's help to keep this liaison a secret. The conspiracy backfires when Mary is killed in a freak boating accident, revealing that Jenny was elsewhere. Both sets of parents learn of the liaison, and insist that Alan "do the right thing" by marrying her. The independent Jenny has a surprise for them. Successful and more realistic remake of one of the earliest British talkies, made in 1931 after two previous silent versions. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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First film of Rita Webb. See more »

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Mrs. Hawthorn: Sit down man, you'll gain nothing wearing out the carpet!
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Interesting document of the time, but not much else
10 January 2000 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

One would watch this film today more out of historical interest, i.e. as a document of its time, than as a piece of entertainment. It shows the moral standards of the time (and how they were changing) and the way people used to have fun. This was visibly pre-television. One of the depicted ways to have fun features so prominently that I suspect an early form of 'product placement' - the Wintergarden in Blackpool.

Most characters of the film are nauseatingly stereotypical (with a pre WW2 feeling - they seem dated even by 1952 standards), the only exception being the female lead. Sadly though, Lisa Daniely's accent is ridiculously posh for a supposed working class girl.

On the plus side, the film has a more realistic feel than most of its contemporaries. This is a consequence of the real world settings and because the director refused to glamourise anything; clothes, sets, behaviour all appear real - there are also no cop-outs at the end.


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