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Summer Holiday
Summer Holiday
Actors: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs, Teddy Green
Director: Peter Yates
Genres: Indie & Art House, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
UR     2002     1hr 47min

Garage mechanic don persuades london transport to loan him an old double-decker bus which he and his mates transform into a hotel on wheels for a road trip across europe. But when a beautiful runaway american pop star stow...  more »


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Actors: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs, Teddy Green
Director: Peter Yates
Creators: John Wilcox, Andrew Mitchell, James H. Nicholson, Kenneth Harper, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Peter Myers, Ronald Cass
Genres: Indie & Art House, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Classics, Comedy, Love & Romance, Musicals
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 05/21/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1963
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1963
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, French

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Movie Reviews

Magical fun !
peterfromkanata | Kanata, Ontario Canada | 08/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most Cliff Richard fans--and I'm one of them--consider "Summer Holiday" to be his best musical. When he appears after the opening credits, black and white turns to colour, and this fun movie gets rolling--actually "rolling" on the wheels of a bright red, double-decker London bus that Cliff and his pals take to France, across Europe and ultimately Greece.
There are many reasons why this movie works so well. There is a great cast of young, supporting players who match Cliff's enthusiasm, and Lauri Peters is a lovely leading lady. The dance numbers are expertly done--Cliff may not be Gene Kelly ( who is ? ) but he acquits himself very well, and watch out for one of his mates played by Teddy Green, a real pro. Comic sequences are very amusing. On-location European scenery is a big plus--Cliff singing "The Next Time" with the Acropolis behind him leaves a lasting impression.
The soundtrack quite simply is Cliff's best. "Summer Holiday", "Bachelor Boy", "Dancing Shoes", great production numbers and three excellent instrumentals by the legendary Shadows add up to super entertainment.
Finally, let's give full credit to the star--Sir Cliff was about 22 when this was filmed--he looks great, sounds great and has charm and charisma to spare. No movie will give you a better idea as to why he has had such a long career, and remains enormously popular all over the globe.
Oh yes--the DVD--the widescreen picture is gorgeous. This film is almost 40 years old, and yet the colours are beautiful and details clear. Thank you, Anchor Bay, for a superb job."
The Best Musical ever!
Cliff Fan | India | 06/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There won't be another movie like this! One of Cliff's best, the fun and action from start to finish is hillarious!

The songs are a class apart and each number is worth treasuring for a lifetime.

Over all, an excellent movie classic worth storing."
Double decker fun in summer holiday!
desidash | Austin, TX United States | 03/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The songs in the movie stick in your head long after the movie is over. Summer Holiday, Bachelor Boy, The next time..the hit songs go on and on. Very enjoyable movie with Cliff and the Shadows as they go on their holiday to France. Very simple story line, excellent songs. One of my favourite movies."
Great date movie for 60's musical buffs!
desidash | 08/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Better than Bye Bye Birdie, this movie has lots of charm and pizzazz. The dancing is superb and the music fits perfectly with the plot line. This is the kind of movie I feel comfortable watching with children of all ages. It is a summer fun movie that is sure to put a smile on the faces of even the most dour watcher. A must see for musical lovers."