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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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 ...
Mr. Kagle
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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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Jimmy Takes A Vacation... You Have All The Fun! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Hobbs macht Ferien  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Herb Alpert: trumpet player at the yacht club. 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: I've never sworn at a cook in my life.
Peggy Hobbs: Well she said that you did when you came downstairs this morning.
Roger Hobbs: This morning? When I came down... I never even spoke to her. I asked the kids how they'd like a little sun on the beach and they... an-an-an...
[They look at each other, realizing the misunderstanding]
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Crazy Credits

At the end credits each major character is shown as they are identified along with the acting credit. See more »

Connections

References War and Peace (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Cream Puff
By Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini
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Amusing Nostalgic Comedy.
15 September 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Jimmy Stewart plays a St. Louis bank executive who goes on vacation with his wife(Maureen O'Hara) and children on a beach front house in California, where his planned romantic getaway with his wife does not go as planned, since the children get involved with their own problems(his lovelorn teenage daughter and young son who only wants to watch television, especially westerns!) On top of that, the plumbing does not work properly at times, especially a water pump with a mind of its own.

Amusing comedy is quite warm and funny, with a charming performance by Jimmy Stewart as the harried father, whose attempts at sailing and bird-watching also meet with mixed results, but film remains a nostalgic comedy of a (sadly) bygone era, but one that can still be enjoyed on DVD whenever the viewer likes.


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