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Lease of Life (1956)

Lease of Life





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Lease of Life was the next-to-last film in the relatively short cinema career of actor Robert Donat. Written for the screen by Eric Ambler, the story is set in a small rural community, where William Thorn (Donat) serves as parson. Upon learning that he has only a year to live, Thorn begins to see his parishioners, and his purpose on earth, in a whole new light. The plot is thickened when a dying villager puts his money into the parson's care; in dire need of cash to pay for his daughter's school tuition, Thorn is sorely tempted to dip into the funds himself. Exceptionally well cast, Lease of Life features Kay Walsh as Thorn's wife, Adrienne Corri as their daughter and Vida Hope as the wealthy villager's grasping missus. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Robert Donat
as Rev. William Thorne
Kay Walsh
as Vera Thorne
Adrienne Corri
as Susan Thorne
Denholm Elliott
as Martin Blake
Cyril Raymond
as Headmaster
Robert Sandford
as Boy with Book
Alan Webb
as Dr. Pembury
Richard Wattis
as Solicitor
Vida Hope
as Mrs. Sproatley
Beckett Bould
as Sproatley
Jean Anderson
as Mrs. Calthorpe
Mark Daly
as Spooner
Edie Martin
as Mrs. Calthorpe's Fri...
John Salew
as Doctor
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