Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
DIRECTOR: HENRY KOSTER
CAST: JAMES STEWART, MAUREEN O'HARA
Jimmy Stewart, reteaming with his Harvey director Koster, gives us the American family man’s version of Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, with Stewart’s stressed-out banker Hobbs trying to survive his vacation in one piece, dealing alongside wife Maureen O’Hara with a run-down beach house crammed to bursting with in-laws, grandkids, and other perils. Based on a novel by Edward Streeter (Father of the Bride), something of an expert in midcentury nuclear family meltdown, with pop star Fabian employed as eye candy.