Summer Holiday (1963)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy, Road Movie  |   Release Date - Feb 18, 1963 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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British filmmaker Peter Yates directs singer Cliff Richard in the starring role in this early 1960s pop music romp. Richard plays Don, a mechanic who, with three friends, is preparing to launch an offbeat European continental travel service using an old London double-decker bus. On a test run, they collide with a car occupied by a group of female rock musicians, demolishing it -- so they offer to give the girls a ride to Athens. They also pick up an American pop singer, Barbara (Lauri Peters), who is posing as a boy to hide from her press agent and mother, who refuse to allow her a vacation from a demanding tour schedule. Don and Barbara fall in love, but Barbara's mother accuses him of abducting her, and the bus and the music roll on to Greece after a series of comic misadventures. The cast includes the real rock group The Shadows.

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accident, agent [representative], America, bus, daughter, demands, disguise, hidden, love, mechanic, mother, service, songwriter, Summer, tourist, traveling, busing [school integration], holiday, musical [play]