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Directed by Henry Cass • 1950 • United Kingdom
Starring Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell
Told by his doctor he has no more than a few months to live, drab British workingman George Bird (Alec Guinness) decides to spend his savings on lodging at a seaside resort. Once there, however, he finds his identity caught between upstairs and downstairs, the guests and the “help.” A droll social commentary as well as an unpredictable dark comedy about life, death, and luck, LAST HOLIDAY is one of Guinness’s finest moments.