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Summer Holiday (1963)

 -  Music | Romance  -  18 February 1963 (UK)
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A fabulous 60s Musical - 4 London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a double decker London Bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel and if they make it they ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Don
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Barbara Winters
Melvyn Hayes ...
Cyril
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Sandy
Teddy Green ...
Steve
Pamela Hart ...
Angie
Jeremy Bulloch ...
Edwin
Jacqueline Daryl ...
Mimsie
Madge Ryan ...
Stella Winters
Lionel Murton ...
Jerry
Christine Lawson ...
Annie the Maid
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Orlando
David Kossoff ...
French Magistrate
Wendy Barrie ...
Shepherdess / Dancer (as Wendy Barry)
Nicholas Phipps ...
Wrightmore
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A fabulous 60s Musical - 4 London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a double decker London Bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel and if they make it they will own and be in charge of a whole fleet. While on the road in France they pick up 3 ladies whose car breaks down and offer to take them to their next singing job in Athens. They also pick up a stowaway. A young, American boy. Meanwhile, a young American female singer has gone missing. Her mother (who is a VERY ambitious woman) and her aid take the story to the press and it makes the front page. They do all they can to make the story run for as long as possible, including misdirecting the bus up an extremely steep Yugoslavian hill. We find out the young American boy is actually the young American girl who is missing. Mayhem ensues as the lead character, Don (Cliff Richard) falls for Barbara. Eventually, when the 8 bus riders reach Athens, they're arrested for kidnapping. In front of her mother and a ... Written by Joliet and Flavia17

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american | bus | singer | holiday | france | See more »

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From the First Kiss to the Last Blush It's the Craziest Riot On Wheels! See more »

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Music | Romance

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18 February 1963 (UK)  »

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Summer Holiday  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Cliff Richard, Melvyn Hayes and The Shadows were recalled to record the song "Bachelor Boy" as it was felt that the film was too short. See more »

Goofs

When Bobby/Barbara settles down into the sleeping bag she/he still has his/her woman's shoes on. See more »

Quotes

DonCyrilSteveEdwin: [singing] For as guys we're really qualified / There's no need to look terrified / For when you have tried, you will say "wide-eyed", we are just what the doctor specified / We are pleading please let us take you for a ride with us! / Ride with us!
[short music break in which the car backfires leaving everyone with black faces]
DonCyrilSteveEdwin: Please let us take you for a ride!
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"The Shadows and their guitars" are credited in the opening credits. See more »

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Featured in Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes (1993) See more »

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By Cliff Richard Mike Conlin
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The holiday we all dream about.
10 February 2002 | by (Gympie, Australia) – See all my reviews

A follow up of sorts to "The Young Ones", this time Cliff is a London bus driver who manages to convince the company to lend him and his mates a bus so they can cruise around Europe. A likeable cast with some great music, while the plot hardly matters it involves the boys picking up some girls, one of whom is a runaway.

Fabulous scenery and great fun on the sort of holiday everyone should have at 19.


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