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Bank Holiday (1938)

A 1930s British summer Bank Holiday starts at midday on Saturday with a rush for the trains to the sea-side. Doreen Richards under the name Miss Fulham is off with friend Milly to a beauty ... See full summary »

Director:

Carol Reed

Writers:

Hans Wilhelm (original story), Rodney Ackland (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Lodge ... Stephen Howard
Margaret Lockwood ... Catharine
Hugh Williams ... Geoffrey
Rene Ray ... Doreen (as Réne Ray)
Merle Tottenham ... Milly
Linden Travers ... Ann Howard
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Arthur
Kathleen Harrison ... May
Garry Marsh ... 'Follies' Manager
Jeanne Stuart Jeanne Stuart ... Miss Mayfair
Wilfrid Lawson ... Police Sergt.
Felix Aylmer ... Surgeon
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Storyline

A 1930s British summer Bank Holiday starts at midday on Saturday with a rush for the trains to the sea-side. Doreen Richards under the name Miss Fulham is off with friend Milly to a beauty contest. Geoffrey and nurse Catherine Lawrence have decided to spend an illicit week-end in the Grand Hotel, although Catherine's mind keeps turning back to the hospital case she was working on. Arthur, May and the children are set on a more straight-forward excursion of sea, sand, and pub. Meanwhile, the manager and performers of the "Follies" on the pier pray for rain. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three on a Weekend See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (censored)

Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic Films Full Range Recording System: at Islington London)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shown in the United States with the title, "Bank Holiday". See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits cast list, Margaret Lockwood is listed as Catharine. However, in the note she leaves for Geoffrey (Hugh Williams), she signs off as Catherine. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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Swing Over To The Sunnyside
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Written by Reginald Connelly
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Early fluff from director Reed.
7 February 2003 | by mifunesamuraiSee all my reviews

A lightweight piece that looks at the lives of people during the popular long weekend holidays. It has inventive funny moments and shamefully ends in a dramatic campy style. But worth the look if you are interested in the earlier works of director, Carol Reed.


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