The plotWhen ordinary middle-class salesman George Bird (Alec Guinness) is diagnosed with a rare and fatal illness, he decides to spend his few remaining days in luxury. Cashing in his savings, he buys a fancy new wardrobe and poses as a wealthy businessman at a posh seaside resort. Unexpectedly, the dying man's luck begins to change during his holiday, from winning at gambling to establishing friendships with his fellow guests, most notably Sheila Rockingham (Beatrice Campbell).
Cast and crew
Ernest Thesiger, Grégoire Aslan, Helen Cherry, Muriel George, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Bernard Lee, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Alec Guinness, Sidney James
JB Priestley, AD Peters, Stephen Mitchell