Moment of Indiscretion

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Moment of Indiscretion
"Moment of Indiscretion" (1958).jpg
British quad poster
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by
Produced by
Music by
Distributed by United Artists Corporation (UK)
Release date
September 1958
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Moment of Indiscretion is a low budget 1958 British crime film. [1] [2]



Janet Miller is accused of the murder of a stabbed woman. Janet's handkerchief and spare house key have been discovered at the crime scene, and she is cagey about her whereabouts on the night in question. It turns out she was a witness to the murder, but has her own reasons for keeping quiet. Her lawyer husband John leaps to her defence and attempts to track down the real killer.

(Two discrepancies occur leading to the identification of the real culprit: firstly, the witness, played by Lana Morris, positively identifies him, and tells the police she'll never forget his face; yet, whilst witnessing the murder, she only ever sees his back. Just as, in fact, her character is depicted, (above), witnessing it on the film's cinema poster.

Also, the film was made and set in 1958; yet the pawnshop ticket, which provides the final evidence of an event which was supposed to have occurred just a few months before, was dated "February 1956").


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