Holiday Lovers

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Holiday Lovers
Directed byJack Harrison
Produced byHarry Cohen
Screenplay byLeslie Arliss
StarringMargery Pickard
George Vollaire
Pamela Carme
George Benson
CinematographyHorace Wheddon
Production
company
Harry Cohen Productions
Fox Film British
Distributed byFox Film Company
Release date
10 November 1932 (U.K.)
Running time
46 min
CountryU.K.
LanguageEnglish

Holiday Lovers is a 1932 romantic comedy film from the United Kingdom. It is written by notable screenwriter and director Leslie Arliss, directed by Jack Harrison and stars Margery Pickard, George Vollaire, Pamela Carme and George Benson in his debut role. Filming took place at Wembley Studios under the supervision of Hugh Perceval, the head of Fox productions U.K, with production design by J. Elder Wills. It is the first film of Harry Cohen Productions and marks the return of film making to Wembley Studios after a major fire.[1][2][3]

When a man and woman of modest means meet on a Brighton pier they begin a holiday romance. However, when they each act rich to dupe the other, there are unintended consequences.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Margery Pickard
  • George Vollaire
  • Pamela Carme
  • Boris Ranevsky
  • George Benson as Oswald
  • Wyn Weaver as Lord Winterton
  • Vincent Holman as Salesman

Release[edit]

"Holiday Lovers" premiered on 10 November 1932 at The Hippodrome, London in a Fox Film double bill with "Six Hours to Live", a U.S. science fiction thriller.[5][6]

Reception[edit]

In his review for The Era newspaper on 16 November 1932 Jack Payne wrote that Holiday Lovers "opens brightly but flops mid way. Naive story likely to cause some laughter in the wrong places."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Filmgoer's Companion edited by Leslie Halliwell- ISBN 0-00-255798-3
  2. ^ Halliwell's Film Guide by Leslie Halliwell ISBN 0-00-714412-1
  3. ^ "Wembley Working Again". The Era. London. 5 October 1932. p. 9. Retrieved 16 April 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ Holiday Lovers at the British Film Institute
  5. ^ "Holiday Lovers". The Era. London. 9 November 1932. p. 10 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Six Hours to Live".- New York Times review by Mordaunt Hall 22 October 1932
  7. ^ "Jack Payne Says It". The Era. London. 16 November 1932. p. 9. Retrieved 16 April 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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