Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
The Webster Boy is a case of a weak script and strong actors combining for a mediocre tale about a love triangle. John Cassavetes is Vance Miller, an American with a serious gambling addiction who is just through with serving time and ready to finally go back to England. His objective is to find his long-lost love Margaret (Elizabeth Sellars) and try to start life over with her. When he does find Elizabeth, she is happily married to Paul (David Farrar) and is the mother of fourteen-year-old Jimmy (Richard Sullivan). As Vance upsets the apple cart trying to win Elizabeth away, young Jimmy faces taunts at school and a sadistic school master -- and doubts as to who his real father might be.
boy, classmate, family, father, gambling, lover, love-triangle, marriage, mother, old-flame, prison, questioning [police interrogation], release, responsibility, return, schoolmaster, son, torment