Bank Holiday | 1938 | John Lodge, Margaret Lockwood

Bank Holiday | 1938 | John Lodge, Margaret Lockwood

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

production details

UK | 86 minutes | 1938

Screenplay: Rodney Ackland
Director: Carol Reed
Set Decoration: Alex Vetchinsky
Cinematography: Arthur Crabtree
Editor: R.E. Dearing

John Lodge as Stephen Howard
Margaret Lockwood as Catherine Lawrence
Hugh Williams as Geoffrey
René Ray as Doreen Richards
Merle Tottenham as Milly
Linden Travers as Ann Howard
Wally Patch as Arthur
Kathleen Harrison as May
Garry Marsh as Follies Manager
Jeanne Stuart as Miss Mayfair
Wilfrid Lawson as Police Sergeant
Felix Aylmer as Dr. Nichols




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