A US-Canada co-production, Question of Privilege is essentially a courtroom drama that revolves around a horrendous crime committed in a small town. A teenage girl is found dead and four teenage boys are blamed. The quartet had met up with the girl the night before; they had been out carousing and they were known to be the sort of boys who were often up to no good. They declare their innocence and defense attorney Gail Sterling believes them. Others, however, are determined to see them behind bars. Freed on a technicality, Sterling and the boys become pariahs in the community until another killing convinces people that the murderer is still at large.