April 17, 2014

Films

A Matter of Choice – 1963 | 79 mins | Drama | B&W

Plot Synopsis

A Matter of Choice

Moralising low-budget melodrama about two youths who accidentally cause a man’s death, competently directed by b-movie regular Vernon Sewell, who was also co-author of the story with actor Derren Nesbitt.

Two bored and conceited upper-class youths, Tony (Michael Davis) and Mike (Malcolm Gerard), are out on the town when during a scuffle with a policeman, they unintentionally push the officer in front an oncoming car. The car is driven by a couple engaged in an extramarital affair, married Lisa Grant (Jeanne Moody) and her lover John (Anthony Steel). John pursues the two youths and is knocked unconscious by the duo, who coincidentally drag him into the garage of Lisa’s mews house.

The diabetic and unconscious John is discovered by an ambulance crew and rushed to hospital for a desperately needed insulin injection, whilst the two youths are arrested by the police. At the police station, Lisa must answer the questions of her disbelieving husband whilst the two youths face stiffer interrogation about the night’s events.

Production Team

Vernon Sewell: Director
Scott MacGregor: Art Direction
Arthur Lavis: Cinematography
Lee Doig: Film Editing
Robert Sharples: Original Music
George Maynard: Producer
Paul Ryder: Script
Vernon Sewell: Story
Derren Nesbitt: Story

Cast

Michael Davis: Tony
Malcolm Gerard: Mike
Ballard Berkeley: Charles Grant
Jeanne Moody: Lisa Grant
Anthony Steel: John Crighton



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