Last Holiday Last Holiday

Last Holiday

Henry Cass

 
Last Holiday (Essential Art House DVD)

Essential Art House DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $19.95

Out of Print
  • United Kingdom
  • 1950
  • 89 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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Told by his doctor he has no more than a few months to live, drab British workingman George Bird (Alec Guinness) decides to spend his savings on lodging at a seaside resort. Once there, however, he finds his identity caught between upstairs and downstairs, the guests and the “help.” A droll social commentary as well as an unpredictable dark comedy about life, death, and luck, Last Holiday is one of Guinness’s finest moments.

Cast

George BirdAlec Guinness
Sheila RockinghamBeatrice Campbell
Mrs. PooleKay Walsh
Inspector WiltonBernard Lee
ChalfontWilfred Hyde-White
Lady OswingtonMuriel George
Miss MellowsHelen Cherry
Daisy ClarenceJean Colin

Film Essays

Last Holiday: Gently Knocking at Death’s Door

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Kind Hearts and Coronets, that most wicked comedy of ill manners, had established Alec . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Last Holiday: Gently Knocking at Death’s Door

By Michael KoreskyJune 10, 2009

Kind Hearts and Coronets, that most wicked comedy of ill manners, had established Alec . . . Read more »

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