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Holiday for Lovers (1959)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 September 1959 (Sweden)
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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Robert Dean
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Gary Crosby ...
Tech Sgt. Paul Gattling
Carlos Barroso
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Henny Backus ...
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Buck Class ...
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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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funnier than expected
22 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I have seen this twice. He is not usually an older movie fan, but watches it with me. He laughed often all the way through. Perhaps if you are a parent you see it as being a bit more realistic in how a parent would respond to their children growing up. I thought it was very good, but I knew it was good for us because of the father's, Clifton Webb's, reactions. Jane Wyman was the peacekeeping mother, which I think is still more common than we admit. And to the person who complained they did not recognize Jill St. John because she did not have red hair, please. She was on her third movie, I believe, and many actors and actress change looks, hair color included and sometimes a minor part of the change, for the screen. The story line was a fairly natural progression of a young woman's family meeting her intended's family, but in a foreign country and with some mix ups, and the differences both sides may have in a bit of a culture clash. The addition of the younger daughter, played by Carol Lynley, was done very well, and the awareness of the parents in confirming they had two adult daughters reminded me especially of my father as his daughters grew up. My father had three, along with three sons, and was protective also, but brought us up to think for ourselves, sometimes to his chagrin. The scenery was beautiful and I think the producers really tried to give you the feeling that you were seeing some of Brazil at that time period. The sandwiches at the bullfight, and the American reaction to what they thought they wanted to see, is a good example, along with more obvious landmark views. Enjoy!

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