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The Final Test (1953)

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90 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Sam Palmer is a cricket player who is playing the last Test match of his career. His schoolboy son, Reggie, is a budding poet who disappoints Sam by not attending the penultimate day's play. Then Reggie is suddenly invited to the home of ...See moreSam Palmer is a cricket player who is playing the last Test match of his career. His schoolboy son, Reggie, is a budding poet who disappoints Sam by not attending the penultimate day's play. Then Reggie is suddenly invited to the home of poet and writer Alexander Whitehead. Reggie fears he will also miss the final day - and therefore Sam's last innings - but it turns out that Alexander is a cricket fan. Written by Brian Henke See less
Writer
Terence Rattigan (by) (screenplay)
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William McLeod (as Bill McLeod)
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Updated Aug 14, 1953

Release date
Jan 5, 1954 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Jack Warner
Sam Palmer Sam Palmer   See fewer
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Robert Morley
Alexander Whitehead Alexander Whitehead   See fewer
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George Relph
Syd Thompson Syd Thompson   See fewer
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Adrianne Allen
Aunt Ethel Aunt Ethel   See fewer
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Ray Jackson
Reggie Palmer Reggie Palmer   See fewer
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Stanley Maxted
Senator Senator   See fewer
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Joan Swinstead
Miss Fanshawe Miss Fanshawe   See fewer
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John Glyn-Jones
Mr. Willis Mr. Willis   See fewer
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Len Hutton
Himself - England Cricketer Himself - England Cricketer   See fewer
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Denis Compton
Himself - England Cricketer Himself - England Cricketer   See fewer
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Alec Bedser
Himself - England Cricketer Himself - England Cricketer   See fewer
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Godfrey Evans
Himself - England Cricketer Himself - England Cricketer   See fewer
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Jim Laker
Himself - England Cricketer Himself - England Cricketer   See fewer
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Cyril Washbrook
Himself - England Cricketer Himself - England Cricketer   See fewer
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John Arlott
Himself - Cricket commentary by (voice) Himself - Cricket commentary by (voice)   See fewer
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Richard Bebb
Frank Weller (uncredited) Frank Weller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hyma Beckley
Cricket Match Spectator (uncredited) Cricket Match Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Valentine Dyall
Man in Black (voice) (uncredited) Man in Black (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Griffiths
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roddy Hughes
Mr. Harborne (uncredited) Mr. Harborne (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duncan Lamont
Unpleasant Pub Customer (uncredited) Unpleasant Pub Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnnie Schofield
Railway Porter (uncredited) Railway Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anita Sharp-Bolster
Daisy (uncredited) Daisy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Wattis
Cricket Fan in the Stand. (uncredited) Cricket Fan in the Stand. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Audrey White
Television Announcer (uncredited) Television Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Williams
Ticket Collector (uncredited) Ticket Collector (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 168 votes