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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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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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Amantes em Férias  »

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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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Holiday for Lovers
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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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.


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