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Bank Holiday is a 1938 British drama film directed by Carol Reed and starring John Lodge, Margaret Lockwood, Hugh Williams and Kathleen Harrison.


On a 1930s Bank Holiday weekend, a number of people rush for trains to head to the seaside. They include:

  • an unmarried couple, nurse Catherine Lawrence and her boyfriend Geoffrey. Catherine is distracted by thoughts of Stephen Howard, widower of a patient who died in childbirth;
  • May and Arthur and their working class family;
  • two female friends looking for romance.[1]



The film was popular and helped establish Carol Reed's reputation.[2]

Lockwood was voted third best actress of 1938 by the readers of Film Weekly.[3]


  2. THE CAROL REED FORMULA: Or How a Leading British Director Goes About the Business of Making a Film By PAUL P. KENNEDY. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 30 Nov 1947: X5
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