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Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation -- A harried businessman (James Stewart) is talked into taking a family seaside vacation by his wife (Maureen O'Hara), but the vacation is anything but relaxing.


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Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)
Edward Streeter (novel)
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Release Date:
15 June 1962 (USA) See more »
Jimmy Takes A Vacation... You Have All The Fun!
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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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
(7 articles)
Daily | Maureen O’Hara, 1920 – 2015
 (From Keyframe. 24 October 2015, 11:33 AM, PDT)

Maureen O’Hara, Fiery Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 95
 (From Variety - Film News. 24 October 2015, 11:00 AM, PDT)

Blu-ray Release: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
 (From Disc Dish. 5 September 2014, 6:10 AM, PDT)

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Amusing Nostalgic Comedy. See more (33 total) »


  (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)
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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116 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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?

This is the first of two movies Maureen O'Hara made with Jimmy Stewart; in 1966 she also made The Rare Breed with Stewart.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Mrs. Emily Turner:Mr Hobbs, are you aware that...
[squeals with delight]
Mrs. Emily Turner:that I'm in the nude?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Amusing Nostalgic Comedy., 15 September 2013
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

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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