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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:
They sure don't make 'em like this anymore. 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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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

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Trivia:
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 »
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:
Roger Hobbs:Don't you think he had a rather intelligent face? It looked to me like the inside of a small canteloupe.See more »
Movie Connections:
References War and Peace (1956)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cream PuffSee more »

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58 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
They sure don't make 'em like this anymore., 13 September 2005
Author: phillindholm

"Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation" is one of the most enjoyable family films ever made. When it was released back in 1962, it was a big hit. But if you are a sophisticate, don't write it off just yet. The plot is simple: Harried St. Louis banker Roger Hobbs (James Stewart) is looking forward to a quiet, romantic vacation with his wife Peggy (Maureen O'Hara) who, unknown to him, has instead opted for a family reunion in a rented Northern California beach house. Not only has she included her teenage daughter Katie and younger son Danny but her married daughters and their families as well. The beach house turns out to be a monstrosity which Hobbs describes as "Dragonwyck". When their daughter Susan and her husband Stan show up with their bratty kids, things quickly get worse. The family is complete when daughter Jane and her husband Byron arrive with their infant daughter. By now, both Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs are somewhat disenchanted with this "family reunion" as Susan and her husband fight until he walks out on them, while Jane's husband takes up with the local bathing suit-clad vamp Manika. Daughter Katie meanwhile, grows more sullen by the day, sulking because of her new braces and brother Danny simply glues himself to the television set. Add an unhappy Finnish maid and you really have a recipe for disaster. But thanks to the delightful performance by Stewart, the laughs come thick and fast. His dry wit enlivens the film and almost single-handedly keeps it alive. And I mean alive because in spite of a capable cast including Fabian, John McGiver and Marie Wilson, the film belongs to Stewart. He does wonders with his hapless father role and keeps the audience in his corner every second. With the support of the eternally beautiful O'Hara (who's hardly anyones idea of a grandmother) and a memorable Henry Mancini score, "Mr. Hobbs" may depict a harrowing "vacation" but it's one the the viewer will thoroughly enjoy taking. The film has just been released on a beautiful widescreen DVD, with an original trailer and a few other extras. Bon Voyage!

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