Bank Holiday

Synopsis: A 1930s British summer Bank Holiday starts at midday on Saturday with a rush for the trains to the sea-side. Doreen Richards under the name Miss Fulham is off with friend Milly to a beauty contest. Geoffrey and nurse Catherine Lawrence have decided to spend an illicit week-end in the Grand Hotel, although Catherine's mind keeps turning back to the hospital case she was working on. Arthur, May and the children are set on a more straight-forward excursion of sea, sand, and pub. Meanwhile, the manager and performers of the "Follies" on the pier pray for rain.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Carol Reed
Production: General Film Corporation
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

- l'll never be able to wear it.

- Doreen, don't, it's torn ever so little.

Yes, but just where it matters.

(Man) Bexborough nonstop!

Have your tickets ready, please.

Come on now. Steady there now, steady.

Which do you want, Peg's or Betty's?

Aunt Mabel does the answers

to the correspondence in that one.

Yes, l once wrote and asked how to stop

my fianc from going off with another girl.

l didn't get an answer for three weeks

and by that time, he'd gone.

Ooh. (Giggles)

(Men chattering)

Doreen, look,

there's that awful Miss Mayfair!

- Bit to the right, Miss Mayfair.

- Hold it!

That's fine. Thank you.

Can you beat that? They're

photographing her for the papers.

- Thank you, Miss Mayfair.

- A little higher, please.

Little bit to the right.


Anybody would think she was

Miss England already, the airs she has.

Don't upset yourself.

lf they knew who you were,

they'd be photographing you.

- Go and tell them who l am.

- Ooh, l don't like to.

l'd do anything for you,

but l should laugh.

You are a soppy thing!

Doreen, l know,

you stand here and look casual,

put one foot on the step

and show your leg...

- Oh, Milly, no.

- You'll have to show more tomorrow.

- Thank you.

- Thank you very much.

Here she is, Miss Fulham.

Look, Miss Fulham!

Wotcher, Fulham!

- lt's no good. Pull your skirt down.

- Beasts!

They'll grin the other side of their silly faces

when you're Miss England.

- Come on, we'll lose our places.

- Where's my sunsuit?

There, l put it quite safe, dear.

(Man) Nonstop Bexborough!

Nonstop Bexborough!

- Porter, put my luggage in here.

- Bexborough, nonstop! Bexborough!

- Did you see that?

- Women like that

ought to be whipped through the streets.

- (Train whistle blows)

- Nonstop Bexborough!

(Passengers cheering)

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Hans Wilhelm

Hans Wilhelm (born September 21, 1945) is a German-American writer, children's book author and illustrator, and artist. Hans Wilhelm has written and/or illustrated over 200 books – mostly for children. They have been translated in more than thirty languages and have won numerous international awards and prizes. Many of them have been made into animated television series. Presently there are over forty two million books by Hans Wilhelm in print. Some of his best-known books include "I'll Always Love You", "Bunny Trouble" series, "Tyrone The Horrible" series, "Waldo" series, and the "Noodles" books. Wilhelm was born in Bremen, Germany where he grew up. Following his studies of art and business, he moved for 12 years to South Africa where he worked, painted, and was an acting member of a satirical theater group. His writing career began when he embarked on a two-year trip around the world where he lived in Bali, Spain, England and many other places. He's also host to the "Life Explained" video series, which aims to visually explain a number of spiritual phenomena from his personal point of view. more…

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