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Summer Holiday (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 18 February 1963 (UK)
A fabulous 60s Musical - 4 London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a double decker London Bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel and if they make it they ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Yates

Writers:

Peter Myers (original story and screenplay), Ronald Cass (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Richard ... Don
Lauri Peters ... Barbara
Melvyn Hayes ... Cyril
Una Stubbs ... Sandy
Teddy Green Teddy Green ... Steve
Pamela Hart Pamela Hart ... Angie
Jeremy Bulloch ... Edwin
Jacqueline Daryl Jacqueline Daryl ... Mimsie
Madge Ryan ... Stella
Lionel Murton Lionel Murton ... Jerry
Christine Lawson Christine Lawson ... Annie
Ron Moody ... Orlando
David Kossoff ... Magistrate
Wendy Barrie Wendy Barrie ... Shepherdess / Dancer (as Wendy Barry)
Nicholas Phipps ... Wrightmore
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A fabulous 60s Musical - 4 London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a double decker London Bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel and if they make it they will own and be in charge of a whole fleet. While on the road in France they pick up 3 ladies whose car breaks down and offer to take them to their next singing job in Athens. They also pick up a stowaway. A young, American boy. Meanwhile, a young American female singer has gone missing. Her mother (who is a VERY ambitious woman) and her aid take the story to the press and it makes the front page. They do all they can to make the story run for as long as possible, including misdirecting the bus up an extremely steep Yugoslavian hill. We find out the young American boy is actually the young American girl who is missing. Mayhem ensues as the lead character, Don (Cliff Richard) falls for Barbara. Eventually, when the 8 bus riders reach Athens, they're arrested for kidnapping. In front of her mother and a ... Written by Joliet and Flavia17

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It's what happens when FOUR BOYS in a borrowed bus...(with built-in bunks and bath)...meet FOUR GIRLS with a single mission...MEN!! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 February 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Vacaciones de verano See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White (opening sequence)| Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song "Really Waltzing" by Peter Myers and Ronald Cass which contains the couplet "And if you'll pardon the simile/I'm a Romberg and Friml-y" is a clear appropriation of an earlier song written by Tom Lehrer entitled "The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz" which contains the couplet "You lips were like wine, if you'll pardon the simile/The music was lovely and quite Rudolf Friml-y". See more »

Goofs

Cliff and his mates are wearing the same clothes for 7 days during the bus repairs/remodelling. See more »

Quotes

Cyril: [singing] There's something nasty round the bend!
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Crazy Credits

"The Shadows and their guitars" are credited in the opening credits. See more »

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Featured in Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes (1993) See more »

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Orlando's Mime
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Rated down for dull songs except the title song
9 October 2018 | by dsewizzrd-1See all my reviews

The film-musical of Cliff Richard and The Shadows is a selection of brassy dance sets and a couple of The Shadows songs with a basic story where bus mechanics take a bus to France, pick up some girls going to Athens, and an American "boy" stows away to ensure a US cinema release. Along the way they stop in a very Greek looking Yugoslavia and meet some Kossacks (in Yugoslavia ?) who must have come across the Black Sea and got lost or kidnapped by Tito. Product placements - BEA airlines, Intervilla Holidays and BP Zoom Scooter 2 stroke fuel mix.


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