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The Final Test (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 5 January 1954 (USA)
Sam Palmer is a cricket player who is playing the last Test match of his career. His schoolboy son, Reggie, is a budding poet who disappoints Sam by not attending the penultimate day's play... See full summary »

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Jack Warner ...
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Adrianne Allen ...
Ray Jackson ...
Brenda Bruce ...
Stanley Maxted ...
Senator
Joan Swinstead ...
John Glyn-Jones ...
Mr. Willis
Len Hutton ...
Len Hutton - England Cricketer
Denis Compton ...
Denis Compton - England Cricketer
Alec Bedser ...
Alec Bedser - England Cricketer
Godfrey Evans ...
Godfrey Evans - England Cricketer
Jim Laker ...
Jim Laker - England Cricketer
Cyril Washbrook ...
Cyril Washbrook - England Cricketer
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Sam Palmer is a cricket player who is playing the last Test match of his career. His schoolboy son, Reggie, is a budding poet who disappoints Sam by not attending the penultimate day's play. Then Reggie is suddenly invited to the home of poet and writer Alexander Whitehead. Reggie fears he will also miss the final day - and therefore Sam's last innings - but it turns out that Alexander is a cricket fan. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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When Robert Morley dashes in to watch the TV, the shadow of the mike can be seen on the wall. See more »

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Remake of BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The Final Test (1951) See more »

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On A Sticky Wicket
16 February 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Certainly not one of Ratigans best screenplays.Not really helped by the casting of the 60 year old Jack Warner as a test cricketer in his forties.There are some really odd things about this film.Warner inviting to dinner one of the match umpires,the day before he bats.Later going into a pub at 1030pm,albeit just to romance Brenda Bruce who is about 25 years younger than him.They seem more like grandfather and granddaughter than lovers.Then there is a batsman who is out sauntering about the dressing room in a tie and suit.All very archaic.Good to see many of the heroes of the 1953 ashes winning team,Dennis Compton,Len Hutton and Jim Laker.How we could have done with them in Australia.


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