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Holiday Camp (1947)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 15 September 1947 (UK)
The Huggett family go to a holiday camp, and get involved in crooked card players, a murderer on the run, and a pregnant young girl and her boyfriend missing from home.

Director:

Ken Annakin (as Kenneth Annakin)

Writers:

Godfrey Winn (based on an original story), Muriel Box (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Flora Robson ... Esther Harman
Dennis Price ... Sq. Ldr. Hardwick
Jack Warner ... Joe Huggett
Hazel Court ... Joan Huggett
Emrys Jones ... Michael Halliday
Kathleen Harrison ... Mrs. Huggett
Jimmy Hanley ... Jimmy Gardner
Yvonne Owen Yvonne Owen ... Angela Kirby
Esmond Knight ... Camp Announcer
Esma Cannon ... Elsie Dawson
John Blythe ... Steve
Dennis Harkin Dennis Harkin ... Charlie
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Valerie's Aunt
Jeannette Tregarthen Jeannette Tregarthen ... Valerie Thompson
Peter Hammond ... Harry Huggett
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Storyline

Mr. and Mrs. Average British Family - if the average British family consists of a husband, wife, widowed daughter, and an adventurous son - go to a holiday camp, and encounter many people who are there for various and sundry reasons; a young, unmarried couple who are about to become parents out of wedlock; a sadist eluding Scotland Yard and looking for more sadistic activities; a husband-seeking spinster; two would-be gamblers looking just to make expenses; and a middle-aged matron on her first holiday after years of taking care of her invalid mother. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cupido de vacaciones See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP150,400 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie became the sixth biggest hit at the 1947 U.K. box-office, according to the Irish Times. It made a profit of sixteen thousand pounds sterling (six hundred thirty-eight thousand four hundred pounds sterling in 2018) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

At the dinner when the card sharps talk the Huggetts' son into coming back to their chalet for a game of cards, they ask him if he knows how to play poker, yet when he turns up later they immediately stay playing pontoon. See more »

Quotes

Joe Huggett: [the baby is a mess] You might look after 'im Mother.
Mrs. Ethel Huggett: Well I 'aven't got eight eyes like an octy-puss.
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Opening credits of the film appear in the turning pages of a book. See more »

Connections

Followed by Here Come the Huggetts (1948) See more »

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One of the first films to look at what was to become a national pastime. The holiday camp
16 December 2001 | by MIKE-WILSON6See all my reviews

Holiday Camp shows a fascinating look a life in the late 40's. After the depravation of the war years, the first holiday camp to open was guaranteed to be a success. The story starts with Joe Huggett (Jack Warner ) and his family arriving at the camp ,and in next to no time he is involved with card sharps, a murderer on the run and a young couple who have left home, when the girl discovered she is pregnant. This particular story line was very daring considering when the film was made. All in all a very interesting look at life after the war, and well worth seeing.


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