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Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | 15 June 1962 (USA)
Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them.

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Peggy Hobbs
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Joe Carmody
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Katey Hobbs
Lili Gentle ...
Janie Grant
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Byron Grant
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Martin Turner
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Emily Turner
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Reggie McHugh
Valerie Varda ...
Marika Carter
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Susan Carver
Josh Peine ...
Stan Carver
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Danny Hobbs
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Brenda
Richard Collier ...
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Storyline

St. Louis based banker Roger Hobbs is writing a letter to his wife, Peggy Hobbs, about his true feelings concerning their just returned from month long vacation, the letter to be opened only after his death, whenever that may be. Mr. Hobbs wanted the vacation to be a romantic getaway for two, but Peggy insisted that it be a family vacation to a central California beach-side house, given to them for the month by friends. The vacation included all their offspring, and their offspring's respective families where applicable. Hobbs hated the idea as he felt he didn't know his offspring - and their spouses even less - and that they, in turn, no longer needed him. They include: daughter Susan Carver, who, with her husband, Stan Carver, have a permissive parenting style as per the latest child psychology books; daughter Janie Grant, whose husband, college professor, Byron Grant, has an academic view of everything in life; fourteen year old daughter, Katey Hobbs, who is self conscious around ... Written by Huggo

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Rollicking Fun! Sand, Sea and Sun! See more »

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Comedy | Family

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15 June 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Hobbs macht Ferien  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Eleanor Parker was originally announced for the role played by Maureen O'Hara. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Turner in locked in the bathroom, Jimmy Stewart calls her Mrs. Hobbs and she says, "Mrs. Turner" and he says, "Oh yes, Mrs. Turner." See more »

Quotes

Roger Hobbs: Don't you think he had a rather intelligent face? It looked to me like the inside of a small canteloupe.
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At the end credits each major character is shown as they are identified along with the acting credit. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Cream Puff
By Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini
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A "Must-Have" for the beach house video collection!
30 May 2004 | by (St. George Island) – See all my reviews

This has been one of my favorite movies, ever since seeing it at the drive-in when I was eleven. I started holding my mouth just like Katey (pretending I had braces), and dreaming that I, too, would meet Fabian on our family vacation. I still find myself humming "Cream puff, shortcake, sweet stuff, jelly rolls....". And Henry Mancini's soundtrack still is great beach music.

All grown up now, my business is renting beach houses, a vocation partially stimulated by my favorite summer movie. I can't help but compare the old beach shack full of cobwebs and broken plumbing to today's sand castles. This video belongs in every modern beach house, to bring back memories of vacations long ago, or to show the kids how we roughed it in the olden days.


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