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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
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On DVD: Jun 16, 2009


as Sheila Rockingham

as Mrs. Poole

as Gambini

as Daisy Clarence

as Lady Oswington

as Derek Rockingham

as Inspector Wilton

as Miss Mellows

as Joe Clarence

as Blind Fiddler

as George Bird

as Miss Fox

as Bellinghurst

as Wrexham

as Michael the Waiter

as Trade Union Man

as Prescott

as Sir Trevor Lampingto...

as Maggie the Maid

as Dr. Pevensey

as William the Waiter

as Dinsdale

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

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.

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.

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.

danny d

Super Reviewer

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