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Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | 15 June 1962 (USA)
Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them.

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Nunnally Johnson (screenplay), Edward Streeter (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Stewart ... Roger Hobbs
Maureen O'Hara ... Peggy Hobbs
Fabian ... Joe Carmody
Lauri Peters ... Katey Hobbs
Lili Gentle Lili Gentle ... Janie Grant
John Saxon ... Byron Grant
John McGiver ... Martin Turner
Marie Wilson ... Emily Turner
Reginald Gardiner ... Reggie McHugh
Valerie Varda Valerie Varda ... Marika Carter
Natalie Trundy ... Susan Carver
Josh Peine Josh Peine ... Stan Carver
Michael Burns ... Danny Hobbs
Minerva Urecal ... Brenda
Richard Collier ... Mr. Kagle
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Storyline

St. Louis based banker Roger Hobbs is writing a letter to his wife, Peggy Hobbs, about his true feelings concerning their just returned from month long vacation, the letter to be opened only after his death, whenever that may be. Mr. Hobbs wanted the vacation to be a romantic getaway for two, but Peggy insisted that it be a family vacation to a central California beach-side house, given to them for the month by friends. The vacation included all their offspring, and their offspring's respective families where applicable. Hobbs hated the idea as he felt he didn't know his offspring - and their spouses even less - and that they, in turn, no longer needed him. They include: daughter Susan Carver, who, with her husband, Stan Carver, have a permissive parenting style as per the latest child psychology books; daughter Janie Grant, whose husband, college professor, Byron Grant, has an academic view of everything in life; fourteen year old daughter, Katey Hobbs, who is self conscious around ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Rollicking Fun! Sand, Sea and Sun! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Hobbs macht Ferien See more »

Filming Locations:

Laguna Beach, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Herb Alpert: trumpet player at the yacht club. See more »

Goofs

When the car approaches Hobbes and Turner during their bird watching expedition, they are walking in the middle of the road, effectively blocking traffic. In the next shot, the car has room to go around them. See more »

Quotes

Roger Hobbs: I'd be more religious if something wouldn't happen to that television set. Just praying that lightning would strike it, not the entire industry, just our set.
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Crazy Credits

At the end credits each major character is shown as they are identified along with the acting credit. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paris champagne (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Cream Puff
Written by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini
Performed by Fabian and Lauri Peters
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The perils of vacation
11 July 2015 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Mr. Hobbs wants to take a nice quiet vacation to the beach for the summer but Mrs. Hobbs insists on taking the whole family, daughters, son-in-law, grandchildren, cook and various drop ins, with them. There goes his peaceful trip.

The kind of role that Jimmy Stewart could play in his sleep but he and Maureen O'Hara manage to make the material better than it should be. They keep the whole enterprise moving along with some cute side stories, Fabian is charming as a suitor to their daughter who is going through growing pains not helped by her new braces and the distinctive presences of John McGiver and Marie Wilson contribute a bit of spice in small scenes of a supposedly straight laced couple who hold the key to a new job for Jimmy's son in law, John Saxon-looking particularly handsome here.

Harmless fun and if you're a Stewart fan irresistible.


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