Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation



Director: Henry Koster

Writers: Edward Streeter (novel)
Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)

Release Date: June 15, 1962 (USA)

Genre: Comedy / Family

Plot Synopsis: Screenwriter Nunnally Johnson adapted the novel by author Edward Streeter, whose work was also the basis of Father of the Bride (1950), into this domestic comedy. James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara star as Roger and Peggy Hobbs, a St. Louis couple with a large brood who desire a seaside vacation. Renting a cottage by the ocean is just the first step in a summer fraught with disasters, including a couch potato son, a shy daughter with newly installed braces, a pair of grown daughters who have married badly, and a local yachtsman with eyes for Peggy. Not to mention the ramshackle state of the shoreline abode, Roger and Peggy's new grandparent status, and incidents involving a sexy neighbor, a sailboat regatta and bird watching. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

Runtime: 116 min

Cast (in credits order)
James Stewart ... Roger Hobbs
Maureen O'Hara ... Peggy Hobbs
Fabian ... Joe
John Saxon ... Byron
Marie Wilson ... Mrs. Emily Turner
Reginald Gardiner ... Reggie McHugh
Lauri Peters ... Katey Hobbs
Valerie Varda ... Marika
Lili Gentle ... Janie
John McGiver ... Mr. Martin Turner
Natalie Trundy ... Susan
Josh Peine ... Stan
Minerva Urecal ... Brenda, Hobbs' Maid
Michael Burns ... Danny Hobbs
Richard Collier ... Mr. Kagle

rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sherry Alberoni ... Girl in Dormitory (uncredited)
Herb Alpert ... Trumpet player in dance band at yacht club (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Dance Extra/Cab Driver (uncredited)
Daryl Duke ... Boy (uncredited)
True Ellison ... Girl in Dormitory (uncredited)
Ernie Gutierrez ... Pizza Maker (uncredited)
Tom Lowell ... Freddie (uncredited)
Barbara Mansell ... Ellen, the Receptionist (uncredited)
Stephen Mines ... Carl (uncredited)
Peter Oliphant ... Peter Carver (uncredited)
Doris Packer ... Hostess (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Michael Sean ... Phil (uncredited)
Maida Severn ... Secretary (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Dennis Whitcomb ... Dick (uncredited)

Produced by
: Marvin A. Gluck