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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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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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more than just tossaway fluff See more (33 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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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 portrait hanging along the staircase of the beach cottage is of Captain Daniel Gregg, played by Rex Harrison, from The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947).See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Every morning when they go to the beach, their shadows project away from the ocean. That could only happen in the late afternoon on the West coast.See more »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
Cream PuffSee more »

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35 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
more than just tossaway fluff, 15 August 2000

I think this highly entertaining film is a bit better than Maltin gives it credit for being. More than just a light comedy about the travails of a summer vacation gone wrong, the movie has some hard edges that give it some bite. Among these are the frayed relationships between Hobbs and his elder daughters, the marital difficulties of one of them (bordering almost on being painful to watch), and the mutually hostile relationship of Hobbs with his grandson. Hobbs is no kindly buffoon; a well-meaning but irascible fellow, he has plenty of cutting and sarcastic comments for the family members that cause him so much grief, yet who he obviously cares for. There are some genuinely touching moments throughout the film, especially as Hobbs reconnects with his teen son. The script is excellent, with many sharp edges and plenty of crackling repartee. Stewart, in a fine performance, makes the movie; his expressive face completely reflects the frustrations, disasters, and surprises he encounters, as well as the warmth and pride he feels for his family. The brief narrative voiceovers he supplies (continuations of the letter he dictates at the beginning of the whole flashback movie) are well-placed and witty. Maureen O'Hara is perfect as the well-meaning Mrs. Hobbs. This is a thoroughly enjoyable 60's movie that stands up well to the passing years.

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