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Last Holiday (1950)

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When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a 'posh' resort.

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George Bird
Beatrice Campbell ...
Sheila Rockingham
Kay Walsh ...
Mrs. Poole
Grégoire Aslan ...
Gambini (as Coco Aslan)
Jean Colin ...
Daisy Clarence
Muriel George ...
Lady Oswington
Brian Worth ...
Derek Rockingham
Esma Cannon ...
Miss Fox
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Inspector Wilton
Sidney James ...
Joe Clarence
Campbell Cotts ...
Bellinghurst
Moultrie Kelsall ...
Sir Robert Kyle
Madam Kirkwood-Hackett ...
Miss Hatfield
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Chalfont
Eric Maturin ...
Wrexham
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George Bird's rather lonely, anonymous existence as an underappreciated seller of farm machinery is jarred when his physician informs him that he is suffering from the rare malady Lampington's Disease and only has a few weeks to live. Believing he has nothing to lose, Bird resigns his position and withdraws his modest life savings in order to spend his remaining time in a "posh" seaside resort. There he keeps his own counsel about his condition and meets people who live in a world he could never have imagined existed. Incredibly he finds personal and professional opportunities now open to him that that he never dreamed would be his, but unfortunately he is no position to take advantage of them... until fate lends a hand. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Guinness...The Great Lover!

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13 November 1950 (USA)  »

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A Sparkling Duo: Sir Alec and Kay Walsh
18 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film happen to be at the top of my all time favourites.

I always thought that Alec and Kay had a sparkle when acting together..."Oliver Twist";"Last Holiday";"The Horses Mouth";"Tunes of Glory"...I did not mention "Scrooge" because they did not appear together in any scene.

It is interesting to note that if two actors have a close rapport then their performance reflects this very well.

In "Tunes of Glory" a number of scenes were cut that had both actors in it. I remember one scene Still had Jock and Mary in bed together. Maybe it was deemed unnecessary and the censor would have made it an "A" movie instead of a "U".

I would greatly appreciate any comments you may have concerning these two actors as I am writing a book about British Film Actresses and a large section will be devoted to Kay Walsh.

Thank you,

MCG


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