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  • TBC
  • Drama
  • 1938
  • 86 mins

Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday


Insubstantial but amusing ensemble piece following the adventures of a bunch of characters stranded in Brighton on a bank holiday. Well-crafted and featuring a host of character actors, many of whom would go on to greater things (especially noteworthy is Lockwood in the same year The Lady Vanishes made her a star), Bank Holiday is still a delight to watch.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: René Ray, Merle Tottenham, John Lodge, Linden Travers, Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Williams
  • Director: Carol Reed
  • Writer: Rodney Ackland, Roger Burford, Hans Wilhelm
  • Producer: Edward Black
  • Photographer: Arthur Crabtree

In a nutshell

Director Reed is a long way from The Third Man, but her assured direction is already much in evidence.

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