Detail

Title ID 6598Collection ID913
TitleWhere There’s A Will
Date1986
CollectionAlbany Cine Club
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionDrama
ThemeCine Club Film-making
KeywordsCars Old Age Family Workers Youth Interiors Houses Health Services
Location
LocalSouthwick
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionAlbany Cine Club
CameraAlbany Cine Club
FormatColour Sound
Duration11 min. 8 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

A drama in which a son's plot to get his hands on his father's money is foiled. The old man wises up, leaving his money to a young nurse instead. An Albany Cine Club production, filmed in Southwick by members in 1986. [This film has been made mute for online use].

Description

A man inspects cars on sale at a Ford dealers. He is seen despairing over his accounts at the dining room table. An idea suddenly occurs to him, before he pulls out the contents of a draw onto the floor to find a brown envelope containing a will. Upstairs, his father sleeps in his bed. He rings Intercontinental Nursing Services ('ter', 'al' and 'ser' are crossed out, to read 'Incontinent Nursing Vices') and speaks to a woman who nods her head, laughing. The man's father, now awake, bangs on the floor with his walking stick. He takes the old man a cup of tea before he is sent away. The nurse arrives at the house. She brings out her equipment, including a bottle of Bell's Whisky. The old man cowers in his bed before the nurse manhandles him to remove his pyjamas, in order to wash him with a flannel. The nurse gives a thumbs up to the man's son before taking a drink of whisky. The old man, wise to the plot against him, slips drugs into the woman's whisky. Later, he calls Bedside Manor Nursing Agency while his son looks at car magazines downstairs. A young nurse arrives and rings the doorbell. She enters the old man's room and begins to care for him. He brings out his will and signs everything over to her. As she leaves, he has a heart attack and dies. His son returns from the car dealer to find his plan has been foiled, and he gets nothing from the Will. The nurse leaves, overjoyed by her new fortune. Music plays throughout (no dialogue).