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Bank Holiday (1938)

Bank Holiday




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A minor effort from a major director, Bank Holiday is little more than a series of anecdotes involving middle-class Brightoners on holiday. Margaret Lockwood and Hugh Williams played the largest roles, as a couple who find love during their one-day respite from work. Comic relief (which in this film is superior to the straight plotting) is provided by several reliable character actors, notably Wilfred Lawson as an officious constable. The film's major purpose is to poke gentle fun at the foibles of the working class, and as such it doesn't amuse as much as it did back in 1938. Bank Holiday was released in the U.S. as Three on a Weekend. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rodney Ackland, Roger Burford
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John Lodge
as Stephen Howard
Margaret Lockwood
as Catherine Lawrence
Hugh Williams
as Geoffrey
Renee Ray
as Doreen Richards
Linden Travers
as Ann Howard
Jeanne Stuart
as Miss Mayfair
Wilfred Lawson
as Police sergeant
Felix Aylmer
as Surgeon
Garry Marsh
as "Follies" Manager
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Critic Reviews for Bank Holiday

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

This is good entertainment.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Reed's film, in its gentle mockery of the hopes and dreams of its 'ordinary' protagonists, is unique.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Although in essence it's a lightweight romantic melodrama with comic elements, it also provides a fascinating glimpse of the leisure activities of various British social classes.

Full Review… | February 25, 2013
Sight and Sound

Forgettable heart-tugger.

Full Review… | February 25, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Director Reed is a long way from The Third Man, but his assured direction is already much in evidence.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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