Holiday for Lovers (1959)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  7 September 1959 (Sweden)
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When the oldest daughter decides to stay in South America while on a school tour, her father decides to take the rest of the family there for vacation to find out why.



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Cast overview:
Robert Dean
Mrs. Mary Dean
Meg Dean
Betsy Dean
Eduardo Barroso
Gary Crosby ...
Tech Sgt. Paul Gattling
Nico Minardos ...
Carlos Barroso
Wally Brown ...
Joe McDougal
Henny Backus ...
Connie McDougal
Nora O'Mahoney ...
Mrs. Murphy
Buck Class ...
Staff Sergeant
Alan Austin ...
Technical Sergeant
Nestor Amaral ...
Himself - Orchestra Leader
Himself - Dancer


When the oldest daughter decides to stay in South America while on a school tour, her father decides to take the rest of the family there for vacation to find out why.

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It's a holiday of JOY! A holiday of FUN!




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Release Date:

7 September 1959 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes em Férias  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Diane Varsi refused the part of Meg. Diane Baker was assigned as her replacement, but she eventually withdrew from the film. See more »


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Sao Paulo, Rio, Lima, Trinidad - all without leaving Hollywood!
2 July 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a fun little film featuring Clifton Webb and Jane Wyman as parents who chase their 2 daughters through South America as the young women find love. Webb is wonderful as always and his drunk scene is a classic. Wyman isn't given much to do but calm her exasperated spouse but Carol Lynley is impressive as the younger daughter (although her choice of chubby Gary Crosby as lover is a bit hard to understand). Jill St John is awfully wet as the older daughter - you could never believe she was an accomplished sculptor. But as her lover Nico Minardos is very funny and very sexy - as a "Brazilian beatnik". Paul Henreid is suave as his father.

There are some funny scenes - the strip search is good - and dialogue and there is great music, including a fabulous flamenco dance sequence with Jose Greco. But why oh why didn't they take the actors on location? The production is a high budget cinemascope movie so why not spend that little bit more? Instead we get lots of second unit travelogue type footage of Sao Paulo, Rio, Lima and Trinidad and the actors standing in front of obvious rear projections. This almost ruins the film.

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