Last Holiday starring Alec Guinness and Beatrice Campbell is coming to UK DVD and Blu-ray in March

Last Holiday starring Alec Guinness and Beatrice Campbell is coming to UK DVD and Blu-ray in March

Studiocanal have announced that they are adding Last Holiday to their Vintage Classics range with a UK Blu-ray and DVD release scheduled for 9th March.

Last Holiday sees Guinness in one of his best roles as a middle-aged salesman. Coming just a year after his showy turn in full disguise as 8 different characters in Kind Hearts and Coronets, this performance showcases instead Guinness’s skill for subtlety and nuance as an ordinary, unassuming everyman. Supporting him are an exemplarity cast of the era that includes performances from Beatrice Campbell (The Master of Ballantrae), Kay Walsh (Oliver Twist), Bernard Lee (Dr. No), Sid James (Carry On Doctor), Wilfred Hyde-White (The Third Man) and Jean Colin (The Mikado).

George Bird (Alec Guinness) is a mild-mannered salesman who has been told by his Doctor that he only has a short time left to live. Determined not to waste his final days, he decides to spend all his savings living life to the full at a hotel by the British seaside. Once there, George embarks on a winning streak at croquet, poker and the horses that attracts the attention of his fellow guests, curious about the wealthy mystery man in their midst. George, however, feels more at home with the maids and clerks, including the no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Poole (Kay Walsh).


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For a full list of all upcoming releases for you to buy to own you can check out our 4K Blu-ray release schedule, Blu-ray release schedule and DVD release schedule.

Last Holiday (1950)
Dir: Henry Cass | Cast: Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Grégoire Aslan, Kay Walsh | Writer: J.B. Priestley (screenplay)

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