Bank Holiday

(1938)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Comedy, Drama | 1h 26min |
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| Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Williams, John Lodge | Director: Carol Reed

The lives of various people intertwine during a day out at Bexborough

A 1930s summer Bank Holiday starts at midday on Saturday with a rush for the trains to Bexborough at the seaside. Miss Fulham is off with friend Milly to a beauty contest. Geoffrey and nurse Catherine Lawrence have decided to spend an illicit weekend in the Grand Hotel, although Catherine’s mind keeps turning back to the hospital case she has just been on. Arthur, May and the children are set on a more straightforward holiday of sea, sand, and pub. Meanwhile, the manager and performers of the ‘Follies’ on the pier pray for rain.

Cast

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Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Catharine
Hugh Williams
Geoffrey
Main title from The Tenth Man (1936) featuring John Lodge
Stephen Howard
British actress Kathleen Harrison wears a striped blouse
May
Rene Ray
Doreen
Merle Tottenham
Milly
Linden Travers (as Augusta Leigh) in a screenshot from The Bad Lord Byron (1948) (4)
Ann Howard
Autographed photo of English actor, Wally Patch (1). The actor wears a bowler hat and open-necked shirt, while a cigarette droops from his mouth
Arthur
The Vicar of Bray (1937) opening credits (10)
Garry Marsh
‘Follies’ manager
Jeanne Stuart
Miss Mayfair
Wilfrid Lawson
Police Sgt
British actor Felix Aylmer wears a white dinner jacket and bow tie
Surgeon
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Reviews

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Simple but effective slice-of-life comedy-drama, establishing several actors and a director. Still quite refreshing. (Halliwell’s)

Film clips

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Main title from Bank Holiday (1938).  The lives of various people intertwine during a day out at Bexborough.

Bank Holiday Opening Credits (1938)

Date published

Main title from Bank Holiday (1938). The lives of various people intertwine during a day out at Bexborough.

Pictures

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French film card from Bank Holiday (1938) (aka Week-End) (1). Les Fiches de Monsieur Cinema. Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Williams, John Lodge and Wally Patch
Margaret Lockwood sits on the beach and puts the finishing touches to her make-up.   A publicity shot from Bank Holiday (aka Three on a Weekend).
Margaret Lockwood (as Catherine Lawrence) in an American photograph from Three on a Weekend [Bank Holiday] (1938) (1)
Belgian poster for Bank Holiday (1938) (1)
John Lodge and Margaret Lockwood (as Catherine Lawrence) in a poster for Bank Holiday (1938) (3)
Spanish DVD cover of Bank Holiday (1938) (1)
photograph of British actress Margaret Lockwood in Bank Holiday (1939)
Cigarette card (Ardath, Series 7, Number 35) featuring Margaret Lockwood in a pose from Bank Holiday
Italian poster for Bank Holiday (1938) (1)
Margaret Lockwood (as Catherine Lawrence) in a photograph from Bank Holiday (1938) (5)
Australian DVD cover of Bank Holiday (1938) (2)
Australian DVD cover of Bank Holiday (1938) (3)
Main title from Bank Holiday (1938)
Poster for Bank Holiday (1938) (2)
Film Dope magazine with John Lodge and  Margaret Lockwood in Bank Holiday.  Issue number 36.
Photograph from Bank Holiday (1938) (5)
Felix Aylmer (as Surgeon), John Lodge (as Stephen Howard) and Margaret Lockwood (as Catherine Lawrence) in a photograph from Bank Holiday (1938) (4)
Film Pictorial magazine with Margaret Lockwood in Bank Holiday.  June, 1938.
Picture Show magazine with Hugh Williams and  Margaret Lockwood in Bank Holiday.  4th June, 1938.
Cigarette card featuring Margaret Lockwood as a nurse in Bank Holiday
French poster for Bank Holiday (1938) (1)
Pressbook for Bank Holiday (1938) (3)
Pressbook for Bank Holiday (1938) (2)
Pressbook for Bank Holiday (1938) (1)
Poster for Bank Holiday (1938) (1)
Photograph from Bank Holiday (1938) (3)
Margaret Lockwood (as Catherine Lawrence) in a photograph from Bank Holiday (1938) (2)
John Lodge (as Stephen Howard) and Margaret Lockwood (as Catherine Lawrence) in a photograph from Bank Holiday (1938) (1)
Australian DVD cover of Bank Holiday (1938) (1)

Production

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British director Carol Reed, perhaps best known for his work on The Third Man (1949)
Director
Hans Wilhelm
Writer (original story)
Rodney Ackland
Writer (original story)

Also known as

Three on a Weekend (USA)

Companies

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Gainsborough Pictures
Production company
Gaumont British Picture Corporation
Production company
Gaumont British Distributors
Distribution company
General Film Distributors (GFD)
Distribution company