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The Extra Day (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 25 June 1956 (UK)
The final scene of a film has been lost and the extras have to be rounded up for it to be re-shot.

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William Fairchild
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Basehart ... Joe Blake
Simone Simon ... Michele Blanchard
George Baker ... Steven Marlow
Josephine Griffin ... Toni Howard
Colin Gordon ... Sir George Howard
Laurence Naismith ... Kurt Vorn
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Bert
Sidney James ... Barney West
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. West
David Hannaford David Hannaford ... Buster West
Olga Lindo Olga Lindo ... Mrs. Bliss
Philip Ray ... Mr. Bliss
Jill Bennett ... Susan
John Humphry John Humphry ... Guy (as John Humphrey)
Dennis Lotis ... Ronnie Baker
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The final scene of a film has been lost and the extras have to be rounded up for it to be re-shot.

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He Had 12 Hours to Find Them!

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1956 (UK) See more »

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12 Desperate Hours See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Glenda Jackson's film first role. See more »

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That Extra Day
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Sung by Dennis Lotis
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Pleasant '50's British comedy
26 August 2003 | by beebee-4See all my reviews

A movie company truck loses a can of film containing the final scene of a just completed feature. The film's director insists that the scene be re-shot immediately and sends Richard Basehart to round up the scene's "extras". This pleasant British comedy focuses on the stories of these extras (note clever title), and on Basehart's efforts to locate them. Best episode is about the extra who is also a prizefighter: Basehart must make sure that he doesn't get punched in the face because visible marks would delay the new shooting. There is also a nice light romance between a very young George Baker and Simone Simon. As always the charming Simon is a pleasure to watch. Viewers who enjoy her in this movie will also want to see her in "The Devil and Daniel Webster" where her considerable sex appeal is effectively used to enhance the emotional impact of that film.

I wanted to give this film a 6.5 out of 10, but since IMDB does not allow this I give it a 7.


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