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Holiday on the Buses (1973)

 -  Comedy  -  26 December 1973 (UK)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reg Varney ...
Stephen Lewis ...
Inspector Cyril 'Blakey' Blake 'Blakey' Blake
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Brand New "On the Buses" Comedy! See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

26 December 1973 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ein irrer Trip im Wahnsinnsbus  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Henry McGee was the second actor from the The Benny Hill Show (1969) to appear in an "On the Buses" movie. McGee plays the Holiday Camp Manager. See more »

Goofs

During the sequence when Stan's Mystery Tour bus catches up with and proceeds to overtake Arthur and the family supposedly on their way To the Prestatyn Holiday Camp, they are in fact travelling in the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

Olive: Oh Arthur, the smell of paint might keep me up all night...
Arthur: The state my back's in nothing else will!
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Follows On the Buses (1971) See more »

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1 February 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Holiday... marks the epitome of early/mid 70s low brow humour. The British industry was in a dire state and the majority of films churned out were things like this. Anyway, the film is excellent. Stan and Jack, the world's oldest swinging batchelors, somehow pull every young bird around which gives hope to us lesser mortals because if they can (especially Jack) then we all can. There's plenty of innuendo, wearing of flares and cravets on view and it all amounts to a classic film. If only things were like that now...


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