Holiday for Lovers

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"It's a holiday of JOY! A holiday of FUN!"
  • Approved
  • 1959
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.6  (427)

Holiday for Lovers is a 1959 romantic comedy film directed by Henry Levin and starring Clifton Webb, Jane Wyman, and Jill St. John. The film is based on a play by Ronald Alexander. Set in South America, the film tells the story of Meg Dean (Wyman) and her husband, Walter (Webb), who plan a holiday vacation in order to reignite the spark in their marriage. They are joined by their daughter, Debby (St. John), who is on a break from college.

When Debby arrives, she brings along her new boyfriend, Steve (Paul Henreid), much to the disapproval of her parents. As they all settle into their holiday villa, tensions begin to rise as Meg and Walter's marital problems become more apparent, and they each begin to take an interest in other people.

Walter starts a flirtation with a young woman named Cristina (Cesare Danova), while Meg becomes increasingly attracted to her daughter's boyfriend, Steve. Meanwhile, Debby begins to realize the true nature of her parents' relationship and struggles to come to terms with it.

As the vacation draws to a close, Meg and Walter must decide whether they can save their marriage or if it's time to part ways. Similarly, Debby must choose between her loyalty to her parents and her love for Steve.

Throughout the film, the stunning South American scenery serves as a backdrop to the tumultuous relationships between the characters. The film also features a lively soundtrack, including the catchy title song "Holiday for Lovers."

Clifton Webb delivers a memorable performance as Walter, playing the role with charm and wit. Jane Wyman portrays Meg with subtlety and emotion, capturing the essence of a woman who is torn between her loyalty to her husband and her own desires. Jill St. John is delightful as the young and naive Debby, while Paul Henreid exudes charm and sophistication as Steve.

Holiday for Lovers is a charming and lighthearted romantic comedy that explores the complexities of marriage and family relationships. It is a film that will appeal to fans of classic Hollywood cinema and those who enjoy a good romantic comedy.

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    5.6  (427)