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Lease of Life (1954)

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94 min | Drama

The parson of a small rural community knows he is dying and this makes him reconsider his life so far and what he can still do to help the community.
Writers
Frank Baker (adapted from a story by) | Patrick Jenkins (from an idea by) | Eric Ambler (screenplay)
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Updated Oct 19, 1954

Release date
Feb 9, 1956 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Robert Donat
William Thorne William Thorne   See fewer
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Kay Walsh
Vera Thorne Vera Thorne   See fewer
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Adrienne Corri
Susan Thorne Susan Thorne   See fewer
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Denholm Elliott
Martin Blake Martin Blake   See fewer
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Cyril Raymond
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Robert Sandford
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Alan Webb
Dr. Pembury Dr. Pembury   See fewer
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Richard Wattis
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Frederick Piper
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Vida Hope
Mrs. Sproatley Mrs. Sproatley   See fewer
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Beckett Bould
Sproatley Sproatley   See fewer
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Richard Leech
Carter Carter   See fewer
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Jean Anderson
Miss Calthorp Miss Calthorp   See fewer
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Edie Martin
Miss Calthorp's Friend Miss Calthorp's Friend   See fewer
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Mark Dignam
Mr. Black Mr. Black   See fewer
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Russell Waters
Mr. Russell Mr. Russell   See fewer
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Mark Daly
Spooner Spooner   See fewer
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Lockwood West
The Bookdealer The Bookdealer   See fewer
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Charles Saynor
The Policeman The Policeman   See fewer
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John Salew
A Doctor A Doctor   See fewer
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Sheila Raynor
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Ernest Blyth
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Mandy Harper
Child on Bus (uncredited) Child on Bus (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim O'Brady
Engine Driver (uncredited) Engine Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.9 / 10 | 153 votes