Bank Holiday (film)

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Bank Holiday
(Three on a Weekend)
Directed by Carol Reed
Produced by Edward Black
Written by Rodney Ackland
Roger Burford
Based on story by Hans Wilhelm
Rodney Ackland
Starring John Lodge
Margaret Lockwood
Music by Louis Levy
Cinematography Arthur Crabtree
Edited by R.E. Dearing
Production
company
Release dates
  • 27 January 1938 (1938-01-27)
Running time
86 Minutes
81 Minutes (censored)
Country UK
Language English

Bank Holiday is a 1938 British drama film directed by Carol Reed and starring John Lodge, Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Williams and Kathleen Harrison.

Plot[edit]

On a 1930s Bank Holiday weekend, a number of people rush for trains to head to the seaside. They include:

  • an unmarried couple, nurse Catherine Lawrence and her boyfriend Geoffrey. Catherine is distracted by thoughts of Stephen Howard, widower of a patient who died in childbirth;
  • May and Arthur and their working class family;
  • two female friends looking for romance.[1]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film was popular and helped establish Carol Reed's reputation.[2]

Lockwood was voted third best actress of 1938 by the readers of Film Weekly.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/25068
  2. ^ THE CAROL REED FORMULA: Or How a Leading British Director Goes About the Business of Making a Film By PAUL P. KENNEDY. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 30 Nov 1947: X5
  3. ^ ""PYGMALION" WINS.". The West Australian 55, (16,564) (Western Australia). 4 August 1939. p. 2. Retrieved 1 May 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 

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