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Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  15 June 1962 (USA)
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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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Roger Hobbs
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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
Marie Wilson ...
Emily Turner
Reginald Gardiner ...
Reggie McHugh
Valerie Varda ...
Marika Carter
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Susan Carver
Josh Peine ...
Stan Carver
Michael Burns ...
Danny Hobbs
Minerva Urecal ...
Brenda
Richard Collier ...
Mr. Kagle
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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!

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Comedy | Family

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15 June 1962 (USA)  »

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Mr. Hobbs macht Ferien  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The station wagon used in the film is a 1960 Dodge Seneca. See more »

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When the family is going home, Mr. Hobbs loosely puts a tarp on top of the car and a moment later it is shown tied down. See more »

Quotes

Roger Hobbs: I'd be more religious if something wouldn't happen to that television set. Just praying that lightning would strike it, not the entire industry, just our set.
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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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Referenced in Family Ties: Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation (1989) See more »

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Cream Puff
By Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini
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Plain relaxing fun
4 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is an old-fashioned movie about a married couple's attempt to bring their distant family back together. It's not raunchy, violent or nasty, and its depiction of a mum, dad and children living in a "nuclear" family may seem quaintly out-dated, but Stewart and O'Hara provide warmth and depth. Based on a book by Edward ('Father of the Bride') Streeter, Mr Hobbs is one of this American author's typical small-town, upper-middle class heroes who the whole world and his wife (and Mr Hobbs's own wife)are out to get. Simple mechanical devices, plumbers and visiting luminaries' wives all spell trouble, but somehow Mr Hobbs comes through to win the day. Not the greatest film ever, but for anyone who grew up in the early 60s and wants a reminder of how simple life seemed back then, this is a good film to watch.


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