“Togetherness, all-American family style, is given a gently irreverent poke in the ribs…The film is peppered with refreshingly sharp, sophisticated references and quips.”—Variety
“It is suggested in this wacky domestic report that togetherness is strictly for the birds…The Mr. Hobbs of the title, played beguilingly by James Stewart, is very much of this opinion as far as his own brood is concerned…in the end, it is concluded that, for all this, the family is still strong.” —Bosley Crowther, The New York Times
The apparently light-hearted comedy, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962), reveals an intriguing darker side in its tale of a family get-together gone awry. Little kids are monstrous, older kids suffer from self-esteem problems, grown-up kids have marital difficulties of distressingly diverse natures—and all are presided over by a decidedly grumpy (if great) James Stewart, waging the familial wars with a more idealistic helpmate (Maureen O’Hara) at his side. Directed and written by a pair of Hollywood veterans (Henry Koster and Nunnally Johnson, respectively), this quirky film features a standout score by the superb Henry Mancini, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1
AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH
1962 / Color
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Movietone News / Original Theatrical Trailer
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.