The third volume of indispensable cinema classics from Janus Films and the Criterion Collection. For the devoted cinephile, these are the must-own fundamentals; for the novice film lover, this is precisely where to begin. Featuring Wajda, Clément, Kurosawa, Cass, Olivier, and Fellini.
1950 • 89 minutes • 1.33:1 • United Kingdom
Editions: DVD, Collector’s Sets
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.”