Summer Holiday (1963) - Rotten Tomatoes

Summer Holiday (1963)





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This was the first feature-length film for successful British director Peter Yates and it was also a winner, in part, because its star Cliff Richard was Britain's hottest rock 'n roll property in the early '60s. The title song, in fact, climbed to No. 1 in the charts in Britain. The tale centers around Don (Richard) and his two friends as they take off in a double-decker London bus to travel around Europe and see the sights. Along the way from France to Greece they manage to give rides to a variety of interesting people -- especially a few young women. They come across an itinerant troupe of entertainers and a young boy, who actually turns out to be a young woman hiding from her overbearing mother and her agent. Both the mother and the agent threaten to turn the "bus ride" into a disaster, yet the spirit of the young men and women overcome all obstacles, to the tune of several major production numbers. Cliff Richard had a "Sir" prefixed to his name in 1995, after many years of charity work.


Lauri Peters
as Barbara
Madge Ryan
as Stella
Ron Moody
as Orlando
David Kossoff
as Magistrate
Wendy Barry
as Shepherdess/Dancer
Nicholas Phipps
as Wrightmore
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Critic Reviews for Summer Holiday

All Critics (2)

A star vehicle for Cliff Richard that aims high, but continually slops into the second-rate through lack of inventiveness in narrative and dancing.

February 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Summer Holiday

Brilliant musical. Four guys tour around Europe on a London double decker bus. They pick up three girls when their car breaks down and there is one stowaway. Great music and dancing. A lot of fun.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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