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Holiday on the Buses (1973)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  26 December 1973 (UK)
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Stan and Jack seek work at a bus driving holiday camp after being fired from the bus company for crashing two buses, only to find Inspector Blake works there also.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reg Varney ...
Stephen Lewis ...
Doris Hare ...
Michael Robbins ...
Anna Karen ...
Bob Grant ...
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Bert Thompson
Kate Williams ...
Red Cross Nurse
Arthur Mullard ...
Queenie Watts ...
Henry McGee ...
Holiday Camp Manager
Adam Rhodes ...
Little Arthur
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Depot Manager
Hal Dyer ...
Mrs. Coombs
Franco De Rosa ...
Luigi (as Franco Derosa)
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Storyline

Sacked by the bus company Stan and Jack get jobs as drivers ferrying punters to and from a holiday camp and arrange for the rest of the family to come and stay. Blakey is there as the chief security guard and manages to get caught in accidental compromising situations with the camp's nurse. The Butlers head for one disaster after another as Jack and Stan,still chasing women half their age,take two girls for a bus trip on the sands only for the bus to sink in as the tide approaches. Olive gets into bed with someone else's husband when she makes it back to the wrong chalet in the dark and 'little' Arthur sprays the chalet with ink,requiring a re-painting job. The holiday over Arthur's sidecar combination manages to come apart on the way out as it did on the way in. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Also Known As:

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Pontins' 40-acre showcase holiday camp at Prestatyn Sands in Denbighshire, North Wales, being the main on-location setting in this 1973 movie, had only opened about a couple of years earlier in 1971. See more »

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Reflected in the bus window, after Stan stops outside the camp gates. See more »

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Olive: Oh Arthur, the smell of paint might keep me up all night...
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holiday on the buses
16 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

holiday on the buses is a classic British movie, with plenty of jokes and comic references, this truly is up there with the carry on movies and not forgetting the confession movies. quality 10/10. not too be missed!!!! on the buses, mutiny on the buses and holiday on the buses completes the hat-trick, these films are a must for any fan of the 60's , 70's British movie era. all movies are just over an hour and twenty minutes long, I've been a fan since i was a boy. the story: fired from the bus depot jack and stan go beside the seaside on a holiday camp in wales to run the resorts transport, but when their former inspector blakey turns up as chief security inspector all hell is gonna break loose for stan and jack.


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