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Last Holiday

  • Film

Time Out says

A bitter-sweet little film written by JB Priestley. Informed that he has no more than a few weeks to live, a hard-working nonentity (Guinness) collects his savings, checks into a posh hotel, and resolves to go out like a gentleman. Here his life changes beyond all recognition: he finds love and happiness, and has an equally beneficent effect on those around him. It's a charming notion, Utopia on the never-never; and while the final twist is a bit tricky, the picture is surprisingly moving, delicately handled and full of lovely vignettes. Unlikely as it may seem, this was the inspiration for Aki Kaurismäki's I Hired a Contract Killer.
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Release Details

  • Duration:88 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Henry Cass
  • Screenwriter:JB Priestley
  • Cast:
    • Alec Guinness
    • Kay Walsh
    • Beatrice Campbell
    • Bernard Lee
    • Wilfrid Hyde-White
    • Muriel George
    • Helen Cherry
    • Grégoire Aslan
    • Ernest Thesiger
    • Sidney James
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