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Last Holiday (1950)
A Sparkling Duo: Sir Alec and Kay Walsh
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.
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
A Jolly British Comedy
The script by Sir Alec Guinness made this a most enjoyable funny well acted film.
Kay Walsh is superb as Coker. I always found that Miss.Walsh was an excellent supportive actress and when with Sir Alec they made a special sparkle light up.
The book was "flat" and yet Sir Alec persuaded his friend,the director of the film,that it could be made and had potential. How right he was. Ronald Neame said that he could not see a "film" coming out from the book,but once the script had been written by Sir Alec,he was enthusiastic.
The scene with Miss.Walsh running away from the police is hilariously funny.
I cannot recommend it too highly. One of my personal favourite Guinness film.