5.8/10
167
11 user 3 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (play)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisburg and an office in Philadelphia, he ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Charles Coburn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Snobby TV star (Clifton Webb) worries that he is out of touch with the younger generation and that's why his TV show is failing. He becomes a Boy Scout leader in an effort to "get in touch.... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Clifton Webb, Edmund Gwenn, George Winslow
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon
Buck Privates (1941)
Comedy | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman
A Grandpa for Christmas (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bert is an old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer, who's retired from showbiz and estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, Becca. Bert, about to sell his house and move into a ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Katherine Helmond, Juliette Goglia
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two bumbling service station attendants are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster's will. Their trip to claim their fortune is sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson
Crown for Christmas (TV Movie 2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After getting fired from her job as a maid at a ritzy New York hotel, Allie reluctantly accepts a temp gig as the governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe that lives in an actual castle.

Director: Alex Zamm
Stars: Danica McKellar, Rupert Penry-Jones, Ellie Botterill
Blue Denim (1959)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Arthur Bartley and Janet Willard are fairly typical 1950s teenagers. Their lives are turned upside down however when Janet becomes pregnant. Desperate to tell his parents of the predicament... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne
Stars: Carol Lynley, Brandon De Wilde, Macdonald Carey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Jay Menlow is jilted at the altar by his fiancée, Cynthia Hampton,and his pal, Ross Kingsley, persuades him to use his reserved-in-advance accommodations at the Boca Roca Hotel (... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Robert Goulet, Nancy Kwan, Robert Morse
Dreamboat (1952)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

Director: Claude Binyon
Stars: Clifton Webb, Ginger Rogers, Anne Francis
Pin Up Girl (1944)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Glamorous Lorry Jones, the toast of a Missouri military canteen, has become "engaged" to almost every serviceman she's signed her pin-up photo for. Now she's leaving home to go into ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Betty Grable, John Harvey, Martha Raye
Mystery Woman: Redemption (TV Movie 2006)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A rare first edition from a pioneer author goes missing in the mystery novels-specialized Kinsey bookshop during remodeling by the local firm of Tyler Dell, who recently lost his father, a ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Stars: Kellie Martin, Clarence Williams III, Nina Siemaszko
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 September 1959 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes em Férias  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Soundtracks

Rio de Janeiro
(uncredited)
Written by Ary Barroso
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not worth it
12 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mostly dreary vacation movie filmed on Hollywood back lots standing in for various South American locales, with lots of travel footage sandwiched in between the studio stuff. Why the studio didn't have the cast go on location is beyond me. The year was 1959 and the film is in color, and it is all too apparent when the actors are performing on sound stages. Clifton Webb and Jane Wyman take daughters Carol Lynley and Jill St. John on vacation only to have the girls fall in love with total strangers (Gary Crosby as a military man for Lynley and a Latin actor playing a playboy for St. John). Webb is funny as always while Wyman is strictly window dressing. Paul Henreid does a nice turn as the playboy's dad. Badly dated.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The "Boyfriends" were total a-holes josephturner1975
Discuss Holiday for Lovers (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?