Synopsis: (1981 TV film) This telefilm tells the story of Isabel
Cooper (Stapleton), a widowed executive secretary, who is torn between love and a career.
She has totally devoted herself to the same boss (Kiley) in a paper company for over
fifteen years. After her boss retires and then proposes to her, Isabel must choose between
early retirement and marriage or staying on to train her boss's successor, Wynn Thomas
(Coyote). Isabel battles her loyalties and ambitions to face the most difficult decision
of her life.
Director: Guy Green
Screenplay: Oliver Hailey
Running time: 100 minutes
Peter's role: Wynn Thomas
Cast: Jean Stapleton, Richard
Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Mildred Dunnock, Sally Kemp and Irene
Premiered: December 16, 1981 on CBS
"Isabel's Choice is propelled along nicely by Miss
Stapleton and an actor with the odd name of Peter Coyote. Coyote, who looks strikingly
like a young Raymond Massey, plays Isabel's new boss, Wynn Thomas, and energizes the role
with all the force, decisiveness and shrewdness that one would attribute to a hustling and
fast-rising young business executive. This is a scintillating performance."
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