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Last Holiday (1950)

Last Holiday (1950)

Last Holiday

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Informed that he has only a short time to live, salesman Alec Guinness decides to enjoy his last months to the fullest. He withdraws all his savings from the bank and heads to a posh hotel. Here he makes more contacts and opens more professional doors than he'd ever done before, thanks to his willingness--at long last--to take risks. He also spends every penny that he's earned in life. Then he discovers that the doctor's diagnosis was in error, and that he's in no danger of imminent death. An ironic ending caps this fast-paced black comedy. Last Holiday was co-written and co-produced by J. B. Priestly, author of many other "if I had to do it all over again" pieces, notably An Inspector Calls. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 16, 2009
Runtime:

Cast

Beatrice Campbell
as Sheila Rockingham
Kay Walsh
as Mrs. Poole
Coco Aslan
as Gambini
Jean Colin
as Daisy Clarence
Muriel George
as Lady Oswington
Brian Worth
as Derek Rockingham
Bernard Lee
as Inspector Wilton
Helen Cherry
as Miss Mellows
Sidney James
as Joe Clarence
David McCallum Sr.
as Blind Fiddler
Alec Guinness
as George Bird
Esma Cannon
as Miss Fox
Campbell Cotts
as Bellinghurst
Eric Maturin
as Wrexham
Harry Hutchinson
as Michael the Waiter
Hal Osmond
as Trade Union Man
Brian Oulton
as Prescott
Ernst Thesiger
as Sir Trevor Lampingto...
Heather Wilde
as Maggie the Maid
Ronald Simpson
as Dr. Pevensey
Leslie Weston
as William the Waiter
Lockwood West
as Dinsdale
Moultrie Kelsall
as Sir Robert Kyle
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Critic Reviews for Last Holiday

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

The picture is surprisingly moving, delicately handled and full of lovely vignettes.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Simple and modest in structure but delightfully rich in character.

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Funny, if you don't concentrate.

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Slight and mildly amusing dark comedy of rebirth and regret.

Full Review… | October 26, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

the film would not register above passable if not for its central figure

Full Review… | June 20, 2009
Filmcritic.com

Alec Guinness is one of classic cinema's truly genuine curiosities.

Full Review… | June 14, 2009
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Last Holiday

Alec Guinness leads a cast of familiar English characters in this short story about a dying man's last fling at life that's as cozy and predictable as a drink after work at your favorite watering hole.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This is a cool movie, it's sort of a dark comedy at times, and a drama at other times. The story is good and the actors are good. I liked this movie, and I recommend watching it.

ajv2688
Aj V

Super Reviewer

im blown away that there are people that dont love this film. rules of the game may be known as the best commentary on high society, but dare i say it, i like this film better. guinness was incredible in the lead role, and every actor played their roles perfectly. the emotional roller-coaster that we receive is not melo-dramamtic, its far more subtle and intentional, and the message of the film carries major weight. a must see.

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

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