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Summer Holiday (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 18 February 1963 (UK)
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
Melvyn Hayes ...
Cyril
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Sandy
Teddy Green ...
Steve
Pamela Hart ...
Angie
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Edwin
Jacqueline Daryl ...
Mimsie
Madge Ryan ...
Stella
Lionel Murton ...
Jerry
Christine Lawson ...
Annie
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Orlando
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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 | holiday | hotel | mechanic | See All (51) »

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The French had a reputation for it...these kids have a yen for it... See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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18 February 1963 (UK)  »

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Vacaciones de verano  »

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Trivia

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 he/she still has his/her woman's shoes on. See more »

Quotes

Cyril: [singing] There's something nasty round the bend!
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Crazy Credits

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

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"We're all Goin' on a Summer Holiday...."
29 June 2003 | by (Santa Barbara, CA) – See all my reviews

The second of three very-well produced films starring Cliff and The Shadows, sees them fixing up a London double-decker bus to tour the Continent, and meet girls on the way.Some silly plot about a runaway American girl-pretending-to-be-a-boy doesn't really get in the way of colorful location lensing in CinemaScope, or the songs and music.Cliff was just as handsome and talented a performer as Elvis in his own right, and still knocks 'em dead in appearances to this date, around the world. Goodonyer, Sir Cliff! Oh, that oddball they pick us is Ron Moody who later gained fame as "Fagin" in the musical, "Oliver"


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