Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1981. Vintage borderless black-and-white still photograph from the 1981 film. Featuring actor Richard Dreyfus in a black coat and sweater being embraced by actress Janet Eilber, though she has been largely airbrushed out of the photo.
Based on the 1975 play by Brian Clark, first adapted into a 1972 television movie directed by Richard Everitt, and adapted for this iteration by Clark with the aid of Reginald Rose. Richard Dreyfus is at his bitter best as an artist who becomes paralyzed from the neck down in a car accident, and who sues for the right to end his own life. Released over a decade before Jack Kevorkian brought the issue to larger public eye, "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" touches on the sensitive subject with a tactful, humorous kindness. Shot on location in Boston.
8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm), mounted on 10 x 15 inch mat board, and overlaid with clear acetate. Fine condition.