The End of the Road (1954)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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78-year-old British leading actor Finlay Currie appears in this unexpected latter-day vehicle. He plays a retired factory worker, living with his son and daughter-in-law. They treat the old man like an intrusion, leading Currie to consider himself spent and useless. His family contemplates sending him to a home for the ageing, but a last-minute turn of events brings everyone to their senses and sensibilities. While the finale of End of the Road seems unrealistic, the rest of the film is an unsettling study of how society shrugs off and casts away its elderly citizens.

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elderly, father, daughter-in-law, retirement, son, grandson, retirement-home, factory-worker