The Extra Day

The Extra Day

William Fairchild (1956)

PG Certificate
Tue 4 Feb 7:15pm - 9pm Talking Pictures TV


Our Score
What a wasted opportunity this was! Had this portmanteau picture been shot in Italy or France in the same period, the five short stories about the mundane lives of some movie extras would have been made with bona fide bit players rather than with a cast comprising a second division Hollywood star, a faded French siren and umpteen ubiquitous British character actors. With Richard Basehart and Simone Simon unable to shake off the star lustre, Sid James comes closest to convincing us he's a real human being, but the trite tales and the bogus behind-the-scenes atmosphere render this merely a disappointing curio.


A movie producer has to reunite everyone involved in the final scene of a film after the footage goes missing. Comedy, starring Richard Basehart and Simone Simon.

Cast & Crew

Joe Blake Richard Basehart
Michele Blanchard Simone Simon
Steven Marlow George Baker
Director William Fairchild

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: W. Fairchild ProdsAvailable on: DVD