Mr. and Mrs. Average British Family - if the average British family consists of a husband, wife, widowed daughter, and an adventurous son - go to a holiday camp, and encounter many people who are there for various and sundry reasons; a young, unmarried couple who are about to become parents out of wedlock; a sadist eluding Scotland Yard and looking for more sadistic activities; a husband-seeking spinster; two would-be gamblers looking just to make expenses; and a middle-aged matron on her first holiday after years of taking care of her invalid mother.Written by
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The first movie to feature the Huggett family. They proved to be so popular with post-wartime audiences that three more movies featuring them followed. See more »
At the dinner when the card sharps talk the Huggetts' son into coming back to their chalet for a game of cards, they ask him if he knows how to play poker, yet when he turns up later they immediately stay playing pontoon. See more »
If I'd have gone to my old Dad and told him I'd lost 19 quid, he'd have tanned the hide off of me!
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Opening credits of the film appear in the turning pages of a book. See more »
One of the first films to look at what was to become a national pastime. The holiday camp
Holiday Camp shows a fascinating look a life in the late 40's. After the depravation of the war years, the first holiday camp to open was guaranteed to be a success. The story starts with Joe Huggett (Jack Warner ) and his family arriving at the camp ,and in next to no time he is involved with card sharps, a murderer on the run and a young couple who have left home, when the girl discovered she is pregnant. This particular story line was very daring considering when the film was made. All in all a very interesting look at life after the war, and well worth seeing.
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