Friday, April 23, 2010

Classic Film Friday: Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

I figured with all of the summertime type weather, I should look for a movie that has that vacation feel. I know the Vacation movies come to mind, but I was looking for something else.

Enter Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and even Fabian to this 1962 classic of how everything can go wrong... and right when you have family involved with anything. It starts with the beach house, they think they are going to rest and relax in a nice beach side home, what they find is something much more Adams Family instead.

Now Roger Hobbs (Jimmy Stewart) never wanted to go to this house in the first place. He was thinking of a romantic getaway with his wife Peggy (Maureen O'Hara). But his wife wants to gather up all the kids (young and old) and meet up at the beach instead. Well from that point on it is nothing but trouble for poor Mr. Hobbs.

His youngest daughter Katie is embarrassed about having braces so she won't leave the house, his only son just wants to watch TV, his grown up daughters are having marital problems and he is confounded by the house's water pump. Will they make any head way at all during this trip? And what about his wife? Is there enough time for the Hobbs to be husband and wife? You'll have to watch to see for your self.

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