The Extra Day

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The Extra Day
Directed by William Fairchild
Starring Richard Basehart
Simone Simon
George Baker
Music by Philip Green
Distributed by British Lion Films
Release date
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£83,383 (UK) [1]

The Extra Day is a 1956 British colour comedy film starring Richard Basehart, Simone Simon, George Baker and Sid James.



After the final scene of a film is lost by the driver taking it to the printing lab, the cast and extras have to be rounded up for it to be re-shot. This proves to be quite an endeavour. The director, German exile Kurt Vorn sends several people out to gather the required actors, who are mainly in theatres.

Meanwhile Ronnie, a new Sinatra-style crooner sings to crowds of adoring girls while his girlfriend Toni struggles to cope with this, until he announces to his adoring fans that he is going to marry her. The public proposal pushes Joe into also proposing which is met with a slap on the face.

However, once all are assembled, the driver Harry returns with a battered film canister, saying the reshoot is not needed after all.


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