Before National Lampoon was even invented, dream vacations were going awry -- here, a burned-out banker's beach rental features bizarre neighbors, children gone wild, and busted plumbing. Based on the novel by Edward Streeter.
Jerry Wald - American Screenwriter/Producer
Henry Mancini - American Songwriter/Composer, THE PINK PANTHER Theme
Reginald Gardiner - British Character Actor
James Stewart - Oscar-winning actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, VERTIGO, HARVEY
Jimmy Stewart - Oscar-winning actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, VERTIGO, HARVEY
John McGiver - American Character Actor
Malcolm F. Brown - Art Director
Malcolm Brown - Art Director
Jack Martin Smith - Art Director
Maureen O'Hara - Actress, MIRACLE ON 34 STREET, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
Maureen FitzSimmons - Actress, MIRACLE ON 34 STREET, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
John Saxon - Star, BEYOND EVIL (1980)
Carmen Orrico - Star, BEYOND EVIL (1980)
Valerie Varda - Actress
Henry Koster - Director
Lili Gentle - Actress
Nunnally Johnson - American Screenwriter/Director
Marjorie Fowler - American Editor
Fabian - Early Teen Idol/Rock and Roller
Marie Wilson - American Actress
Thanks to his family, Mr. Hobbs's life is about to get a lot more irritating. His insistent wife, Peggy, convinces the fussy Midwest banker to pack up the kids and head for the Pacific shore for a summer vacation. In addition to their four children, the Hobbses also bring along their two married daughters' husbands and two grandchildren. They arrive at a spooky cottage equipped with a mousetrap-like water pump. Then things turn worse. One daughter's egghead spouse splits. The other's horny hubby starts flirting with a babe on the beach. The youngest daughter has an inferiority complex due to her braces, and Hobbs' son thinks Dad's a dork. Eventually Hobbs quits complaining about his clan and realizes Peggy's homilies about familial togetherness actually make sense.
Fabian performs one song in this film, "Cream Puff." Additional cast: Lauri Peters (Katey); Valerie Varda (Marika); Lili Gentle (Janie); Josh Peine (Stan); Richard Collier (Mr. Kagle); Peter Oliphant (Peter Carver); Stephen Mines (Carl); Dennis Whitecomb (Dick); and Michael Sean (Phil). Color by DeLuxe.