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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:
Plain relaxing fun 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [Herb Alpert]trumpet player at the yacht club.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:
Katey Hobbs:[discussing how weird their parents are] My father did something once that was so crazy.
Joe:Yeah, what?
Katey Hobbs:You wouldn't believe it, you wouldn't believe it.
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25 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Plain relaxing fun, 4 June 1999
Author: adam jezard

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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