Saturday, March 19, 2011

Moment of Decision (1962)

Moment of Decision is a 1962 teen guidence film written, produced and directed by Sid Davis.
Sid Davis triumphs again in this insightful study of the young criminal mind. When four teenage boys chance upon a stylish convertible with its keys left in the ignition, they momentarily consider if stealing the vehicle is a wise move. The film's tough narrator states that while the four boys have gone through unique life experiences that will ultimately influence their decision to either steal the car or simply walk away, they are all cognizant that the theft of the convertible constitutes a major criminal offence and that they will be held liable for their actions. Those familiar with several of Davis' other films won't find the conclusion to be quite as hard-hitting as one might expect, but it certainly doesn't disappoint. A nice production that stresses the importance of personal responsibility in a world in which it is being increasingly eschewed.

SID DAVIS   (1962)

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