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Holiday for Lovers (1959)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 September 1959 (Sweden)
When the oldest daughter decides to stay in South America while on a school tour, her father decides to take the rest of the family there for vacation to find out why.


Henry Levin


Luther Davis (screenplay), Ronald Alexander (play)




Cast overview:
Clifton Webb ... Robert Dean
Jane Wyman ... Mrs. Mary Dean
Jill St. John ... Meg Dean
Carol Lynley ... Betsy Dean
Paul Henreid ... Eduardo Barroso
Gary Crosby ... Tech Sgt. Paul Gattling
Nico Minardos ... Carlos Barroso
Wally Brown ... Joe McDougal
Henny Backus Henny Backus ... Connie McDougal
Nora O'Mahoney Nora O'Mahoney ... Mrs. Murphy
Buck Class ... Staff Sergeant
Alan Austin Alan Austin ... Technical Sergeant
Nestor Amaral Nestor Amaral ... Nestor Amaral - Orchestra Leader
José Greco ... Jose Greco - Dancer
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When the oldest daughter decides to stay in South America while on a school tour, her father decides to take the rest of the family there for vacation to find out why.

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Remake of "Take Her, She's Mine"?
10 December 2011 | by walbonycSee all my reviews

Just to correct a previous comment, "Holiday for Lovers" was not remade as "Take Her, She's Mine." Although thematically similar, these two stories come from different source material, although both started out as Broadway plays.

The play "Holiday for Lovers" was written by Ronald Alexander, who also wrote "Time Out for Ginger", which was made into a Patty Duke movie, "Billie." "Holiday for Lovers" ran for 100 performances at the Longacre Theater from Feb. 14, 1957 to May 11, 1957. The biggest name star in the cast was Don Ameche playing the father. The setting of the play was hotels in New York, Paris, Seville, and Rome. One can only speculate why the film version re-set the story in South America. Given the year, 1959, it might have been at the urging of some agency of the U.S. Governent to support the "Good Neighbor Policy," which was meant to keep Communism out of Latin America.

The play "Take Her, She's Mine" was written by Phoebe and Henry Ephron, inspired by the adventures of their then-22 year old daughter, Nora Ephron. The play ran for 404 performances at the Biltmore Theater from Dec. 21, 1961 to Dec. 8, 1962. The play was set in Southern California and New England. Among the luminaries in the cast were Art Carney and Phyllis Thaxter, playing the parents; Elizabeth Ashley, playing the older daughter (for which role she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play); and Richard Jordan. Karen Black was an understudy in this production!

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Release Date:

7 September 1959 (Sweden) See more »

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Amantes em Férias See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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