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Director:
Writers:
Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)
Edward Streeter (novel)
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Release Date:
15 June 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Jimmy Takes A Vacation... You Have All The Fun!
Plot:
Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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(5 articles)
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User Reviews:
GREAT FAMILY FILM-sigh--"things were so much simpler then" See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Stewart ... Roger Hobbs

Maureen O'Hara ... Peggy Hobbs

Fabian ... Joe Carmody

Lauri Peters ... Katey Hobbs
Lili Gentle ... Janie Grant

John Saxon ... Byron Grant

John McGiver ... Martin Turner
Marie Wilson ... Emily Turner
Reginald Gardiner ... Reggie McHugh
Valerie Varda ... Marika Carter

Natalie Trundy ... Susan Carver
Josh Peine ... Stan Carver
Michael Burns ... Danny Hobbs
Minerva Urecal ... Brenda
Richard Collier ... Mr. Kagle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sherry Alberoni ... Girl in Dormitory (uncredited)

Herb Alpert ... Trumpet Player in Dance Band (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Man at Dance (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Man at Dance / Cab Driver (uncredited)
Daryl Duke ... Boy (uncredited)
True Ellison ... Girl in Dormitory (uncredited)
Ernie Gutierrez ... Pizza Maker (uncredited)

Bill Hickman ... Driver in Bird Walk Scene (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Bartender (uncredited)
Tom Lowell ... Freddie (uncredited)
Barbara Mansell ... Ellen, the Receptionist (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Man at Dance (uncredited)

Stephen Mines ... Carl (uncredited)
Peter Oliphant ... Peter Carver (uncredited)
Doris Packer ... Hostess (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Man at Dance (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man at Dance (uncredited)
Michael Sean ... Phil (uncredited)
Maida Severn ... Secretary (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man at Dance (uncredited)
Dennis Whitcomb ... Dick (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Koster 
 
Writing credits
Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)

Edward Streeter (novel)

Produced by
Marvin A. Gluck .... associate producer
Jerry Wald .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marjorie Fowler 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Brown 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Donfeld (costumes designed by) (as Don Feld)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director
William Witney .... second unit director
Nat Merman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects (as L.B.Abbott)
 
Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Michael Burns (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Homer Plannette .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
116 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #20189) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The statue of the woman's head on the Hobbs' bedroom mantlepiece can also be seen in Harvey (1950), also starring James Stewart and Minerva Urecal.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:There ought to be an un-Edison, an un-Thomas Alva Edison who un-invents things, and the first thing they ought to un-invent is that television.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Cream PuffSee more »

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18 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
GREAT FAMILY FILM-sigh--"things were so much simpler then", 9 June 1999
Author: gary renfield (gary_renfield@email.com) from NEW JERSEY, USA

Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation is delightful from beginning to end. It's a vacation none of us would mind taking. Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs are somewhat "with it" parents, with a child in each generation, young and old, each with their own problems. They grow up so quickly. Mrs. Hobbs uses the excuse of a summer vacation, in a shack of a shore house, to bring them all closer together before their individual roads (which they are already traveling) lead them further away from "home".

The rental home is a shambles and the "family" doesn't cooperate with "the plan". Leave it to the "deadpan" Stewart, problem solver and loving dad, to close the gap with each child (and their own broods), and re-unite them all back into one big, happy family.

Stewart plays the most unimportant member of the family, DAD, for all it's worth. Nicknamed "Boom-pa" ("Boom-pa, couldn't you do better for your old man?" jokingly(?) insulted) by one of his grandchildren, bird watching with John McGiver ("What kind of bird is that?"..always a "Barn Swallow"), and playing with his temperamental Rube Goldberg water pump, Stewart is the centerpiece to this amusing and warm film. (Maureen plays a really sexy grandma too...)

PS--- FABIAN, as the teenaged love interest of Mr.Hobb's daughter (the one with the "new" braces on her teeth), gets to sing too. The "little summer romance" is a plus for his many female fans.

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