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Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

aka Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

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Details: 116 mins · English


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Small Roger Hobbs
Small Peggy Hobbs
Small Joe
Small Byron
Small Mrs. Emily Turner
Small Reggie McHugh
No_movie_poster Katey Hobbs
Small Mr. Martin Turner
No_movie_poster Susan
No_movie_poster Janie


No_movie_poster Nunnally Johnson Screenplay
No_movie_poster Henry Koster Director
No_movie_poster Edward Streeter Novel
No_movie_poster Jerry Wald Production
No_movie_poster Edward Streeter Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Marjorie Fowler Editing


Mr. Hobbs is an overworked banker whose wife Peggy plans a quiet seaside vacation with their family, including the grown daughters, family cook, sons-in-law and grandchildren.

What he finds upon reaching their vacation destination is a very dilapidated beach house with nosy neighbors.

Complications mount up. His teenage son Danny only wants to watch television. His youngest daughter Katey, embarrassed by a new set of dental braces, refuses to leave the beach house. And his grandchildren don't want anything to do with him.

Furthermore, one of his sons-in-law, Stan, is unemployed and Mr. Hobbs must entertain Stan's snooty potential employer on a boring bird-watching jaunt. An older daughter is married to the aloof professor Byron, who has unorthodox ideas about both disciplining children and the family dynamic.

One by one, Mr. Hobbs tries to solve each problem. After the television breaks, he finds time to take Danny on a boating trip, where they get very lost in the fog but bond as father and son. He also manages to take Katey to a dance, where he bribes a handsome young man named Joe to pay attention to her.

The bird-watcher and his prim wife don't turn out to be what they seem to be and chaos reigns for a while. But in time Mr. Hobbs and his wife sort out everybody's personal crisis, Joe turns out to be a suitable suitor for Katey, and the family is almost sad to leave the beach and return home.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2005-09-06