Title ID 756Collection ID176
TitleChance in a Lifetime
Date[ca. late 1940s]
CollectionSonny Hanson
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionDrama
ThemeCine Club Film-Making
KeywordsAccidents Animals Building Construction Clubs Family Leisure Time Activities Racing Social Class Social Problems Workers
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionThe Ashford Association Film Society
CameraJohn Hanson Richardson (‘Sonny’ Hanson)
DirectorLeslie Morley
EditorGeorge W. Swift
WriterJohn Hanson Richardson (‘Sonny’ Hanson)
LightingDavid Castle
CastMuriel Cook (The wife of the bricklayer's mate); Peggy Lee Clark; Sydney Gorringe; Pamela Green; Howard Gorringe; Enid Shortland; Roger Allan
Other creditsAlys Brothers (Make-up); Stella Brothers (Special Effects)
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration19 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A fictional film made by The Ashford Association Film Society which tells the changing fortunes of two bricklayers. The changes are caused by ill-health and by betting on the football pools and horse-racing.