The Scales of Justice

Position of Trust (Sep. 1963)

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A wealthy, spoiled young man, about to be married, arranges for an illicit liaison with a mysterious French girl who calls herself Yvonne. He is accosted in his Brighton hotel room by a man... See full summary »

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Edgar Lustgarten ...
Himself - Introduced by
Derrick Sherwin ...
Simon
Imogen Hassall ...
Yvonne Purvis
Edward Atienza ...
William Purvis
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Robbins
Cyril Luckham ...
Mr. Lawson
Geoffrey Chater ...
Mr. Soames
Kenneth MacKintosh ...
Bank Manager
Lyndall Goodman ...
Secretary
Robert Lankesheer ...
Judge
Michael Nightingale ...
Prescott
June Salter ...
Receptionist
Colin Miller ...
Charles
Arnold Locke ...
Clerk of Court
Ann Hamilton ...
Girl Upstairs
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A wealthy, spoiled young man, about to be married, arranges for an illicit liaison with a mysterious French girl who calls herself Yvonne. He is accosted in his Brighton hotel room by a man who claims to be a private detective in the employee of Yvonne's husband. Written by Anonymous

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Who Can You Trust?
25 April 2010 | by (Essex, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an entry in the series of cinema film shorts made under the umbrella title 'The Scales of Justice' This is a pretty good film and has a nice twist ending. As usual it starts off with a court case and then goes into flashback to explain why they are there. Edgar Lustgarten tells the story of how Simon, the son of Sir James Deniton is thrown out of university after he rebelled against his rich family by having a drunken brawl in the local bar. When he arrives back home, also as a rebellion against his family he breaks up with his girlfriend Julia. He then goes to get drunk again at the local French bistro in Pimlico, London. While there he meets a mysterious French girl called Yvonne. After a few days together he takes her for a holiday in Brighton. At the hotel there, Simon meets a detective called Robbins who tells him that Yvonne is married, because of this Robbins later tries to blackmail Simon for five thousand pounds. As another sign of his rebellion Simon takes a gun from a drawer in his home and goes to Robbins' house, where he kills him. He is then taken to court where (for some reason) Yvonne turns up in his defence. He gets off with it and is later released. The twist ending is that Yvonne's relationship with Simon was just so that he could be blackmailed by her real husband, who turns out to be William Pervis, the manservant to Simon's rich family. So this is where the title comes from, as Pervis abuses his 'Position of Trust' Great to watch and a nice twist ending with the villain been the last one who you would suspect.


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