George Bird's rather lonely, anonymous existence as an underappreciated seller of farm machinery is jarred when his physician informs him that he is suffering from the rare malady Lampington's Disease, and only has a few weeks to live. Believing he has nothing to lose, Bird resigns his position and withdraws his modest life savings in order to spend his remaining time in a "posh" seaside resort. There he keeps his own counsel about his condition and meets people who live in a world he could never have imagined existed. Incredibly, he finds personal and professional opportunities now open to him that that he never dreamed would be his, but unfortunately, he is no position to take advantage of them, until fate lends a hand.
Guinness...The Great Lover!
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Did You Know?
The film includes cast members who cropped up in various Alec Guinness films. Amongst them, are Sid James, Ernest Thesiger and Kay Walsh. See more
How do you keep smiling with a stiff upper lip?
Remade as Last Holiday
The Beggar's Theme
Composed by Francis Chagrin
[played on violin by busker] See more