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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 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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Vacaciones de verano  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Melvyn Hayes dyed his hair blond for this film. As he had returned to his natural colour by the time "Bachelor Boy" was filmed, he wore a wig. This was the shot chosen for most of the publicity material. 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

Angie: Do you call everybody Charlie?
Steve: Only the people I like.
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Crazy Credits

"The Shadows and their guitars" are credited in the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Doctor Who Confidential: Desert Storm (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Yugoslavian Wedding
By Peter Myers Ronald Cass
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Silly, but fun!
30 December 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this flick not in a theater, but on TV back in the late 1970s. It was a very pleasant musical (for what it is), and it shows the so-called 'carefree' days when such films would really matter!

I understand that a soundtrack album was released in the USA! I have been looking for that record for YEARS! Would anybody part with their copy??


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