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Holiday for Lovers (1959)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 September 1959 (Sweden)
When the oldest daughter decides to stay in South America while on a school tour, her father decides to take the rest of the family there for vacation to find out why.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

Luther Davis (screenplay), Ronald Alexander (play)
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Cast overview:
Clifton Webb ... Robert Dean
Jane Wyman ... Mrs. Mary Dean
Jill St. John ... Meg Dean
Carol Lynley ... Betsy Dean
Paul Henreid ... Eduardo Barroso
Gary Crosby ... Tech Sgt. Paul Gattling
Nico Minardos ... Carlos Barroso
Wally Brown ... Joe McDougal
Henny Backus Henny Backus ... Connie McDougal
Nora O'Mahoney Nora O'Mahoney ... Mrs. Murphy
Buck Class ... Staff Sergeant
Alan Austin Alan Austin ... Technical Sergeant
Nestor Amaral Nestor Amaral ... Nestor Amaral - Orchestra Leader
José Greco ... Jose Greco - Dancer
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When the oldest daughter decides to stay in South America while on a school tour, her father decides to take the rest of the family there for vacation to find out why.

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It's a holiday of JOY! A holiday of FUN!

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Comedy

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Diane Varsi refused the part of Meg. Diane Baker was assigned as her replacement, but she eventually withdrew from the film. See more »

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Samba Ya' Ya'
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Written by Nestor Amaral
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Not worth it
12 March 2011 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

Mostly dreary vacation movie filmed on Hollywood back lots standing in for various South American locales, with lots of travel footage sandwiched in between the studio stuff. Why the studio didn't have the cast go on location is beyond me. The year was 1959 and the film is in color, and it is all too apparent when the actors are performing on sound stages. Clifton Webb and Jane Wyman take daughters Carol Lynley and Jill St. John on vacation only to have the girls fall in love with total strangers (Gary Crosby as a military man for Lynley and a Latin actor playing a playboy for St. John). Webb is funny as always while Wyman is strictly window dressing. Paul Henreid does a nice turn as the playboy's dad. Badly dated.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1959 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Amantes em Férias See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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