Holiday Camp

Synopsis: Mr. and Mrs. Average British Family...if the average British family consists of a husband, wife, widowed daughter and an adventurous son...go to a holiday camp, and encounter many people who are there for various and sundry reasons; a young, unmarried couple who are about to become parents sans wedlock; a sadist eluding Scorland Yard and looking for more sadist activities; a husband-seeking spinster; two would-be gamblers looking just to make expenses; and a middle-aged matron on her first holiday after years of taking care of her invalid mother.
97 min


- There's room here.

- Thanks.

- Are you on your own?

- (Whistles)

-Oh, here you are, Joanie, give him to me.

- No, he's all right, Mum.

Oh, no, he'd love to come to Granny.

Wouldn't you, duckie? Yes, there you are. Look.

Here we go again. (Tuts)

- Oh, l'm so sorry. Are you two together?

- Well, we were, but's all right.

Oh, no, no, l'll sit there.


- Have one of mine?

- Oh, no, no.

- Oh, it's all right. l've got lots more.

- Oh, thanks.

- Ever been to this part of the world before?

- No. You?

- Yes, l was stationed near here

when l was on ops.

- Oh, were you in the RAF?

- Matter of fact, l was.

l thought l recognised the RAF type.

- l was in the WAF.

- Good show!

Let that be a bond between us...

if you know what l mean.

- (Whistles)

- Have you been to the holiday camp before?

- (Whistles)

- l come every year.

Oh, it's wonderful. You'll love it.

Always something going on.

They've got two marvellous dance halls.

- Do you dance?

- (Whistles)

- You will before the week's out.

- (Whistles)

'Ere, Dad, you take him a minute.

- Wipe his hands first, l've got my best suit on.

- Let Granny wipe your hands, duckie.

(Baby cries)

- Aw!

- Let me have him, Mum.

- No, you had him all the way down.

- l'd like to.

- No, he's all right.

Why don't you let her have her own kid

if she wants him?

l want her to have a proper holiday.

That's what she's come for.

What do you think l've come for? Oh!

Farley Radio calling all campers.

Welcome to all our new guests.

We hope you had a good journey

and that you're ready for the cup of tea

waiting for you.

The Redcoats will show you the way...

- l can't see our cases anywhere.

- Don't fuss, you'll get 'em all right.

Where's Harry?

- Oh, Harry, there you are!

- Don't worry, Mum!

Joe, l can't see anywhere where it says ''Ladies.''

What about this?

- Well, that says ''Lasses.'' That can't mean me.

- lt certainly don't mean me.

- lt's either one thing or the other, love.

- Oh, dear.


- Harry!

- Yes, Dad?

- Here you are, this is you.

- Thanks, Dad. See you later.

Oh, Joe, l wish we was all going to be together.

l don't like them splitting us up like this.

Oh, come off it, Mother.

You're always worrying about something.

- Hello.

- Hello.

- Are we gonna be shipmates?

- That's right.

l'll toss you for who chooses the bunks. You call.

- Heads.

- lt's a tail.

- l'll stick to this one, you have that one, OK?

- OK.

My name's Gardner, Jimmy Gardner.

My name's Harry Huggett.

Here by yourself?

No, worst luck. l had to bring the family with me.

- Brought your girlfriend as well?

- Not likely. l've come for a holiday.

- Gosh! ls all that chocolate?

- Yup.

Four months' ration. All counted.

Saved it up for my girlfriend.

- What? ls she coming here?

- Yes, she should be in by now.

l don't go for dames myself.

- Through with women, eh?

- That's right.

Well, don't you worry.

You'll fall over the kerb one day, same as l did.

Well, l'm gonna see if she's come aboard.

- Ah, good afternoon.

- Good afternoon.

- ls that my bed?

- Yes, l left you the one in the corner.

That's very sporting of you.

- Cigarette?

- No, thank you.

- Fond of music, l see, eh?

- Yes.

l do a bit of strumming myself.

Mostly boogie-woogie stuff.

- What on earth are you going to do with all that?

- Play it.

- What, here?

- Yes, l'm deputising for the orchestra pianist.

- Oh, that's not much of a holiday for you.

- Oh, l don't mind.

- Do you know this part of the world?

- No.

Not exactly Monte Carlo, is it? Dear old Monte.

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Sydney Box

Sydney Box (29 April 1907 – 25 May 1983) was a British film producer and screenwriter, and brother of British film producer Betty Box. In 1940, he founded the documentary film company Verity Films with Jay Lewis.He produced and co-wrote the screenplay, with his then wife Muriel Box, for The Seventh Veil (1945), which received the 1946 Oscar for best original screenplay. more…

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