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Writers:
Josephine Tey (novel)
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Release Date:
15 January 1977 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
A romantic murder-mystery drama! See more »
Plot:
Man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Nova Pilbeam ... Erica Burgoyne

Derrick De Marney ... Robert Tisdall (as Derrick de Marney)

Percy Marmont ... Col. Burgoyne
Edward Rigby ... Old Will
Mary Clare ... Erica's Aunt

John Longden ... Det. Insp. Kent
George Curzon ... Guy

Basil Radford ... Erica's Uncle
Pamela Carme ... Christine Clay
George Merritt ... Det. Sgt. Miller
J.H. Roberts ... Mr. Briggs - Solicitor
Jerry Verno ... Lorry Driver
H.F. Maltby ... Police Sergeant
John Miller ... Police Constable
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Atkinson ... Petrol Pump Attendant (uncredited)
Clive Baxter ... Burgoyne Boy (uncredited)
Pamela Bevan ... Little Girl at Party (uncredited)
Albert Chevalier ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Syd Crossley ... Policeman (uncredited)
William Fazan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gerry Fitzgerald ... Orchestra Vocalist (uncredited)
Pat Fitzpatrick ... Harold - Little Boy (uncredited)
Richard George ... Policeman (uncredited)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Photographer Outside Courthouse (uncredited)
Mike Johnson ... Tramp at Tom's Hat Cafe (uncredited)
Anna Konstam ... Elsie - Bathing Girl (uncredited)
Fred O'Donovan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frederick Piper ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bill Shine ... Manager of Tom's Hat Cafe (uncredited)
Peggy Simpson ... Alice - Bathing Girl (uncredited)

Torin Thatcher ... Nobby's Lodging House Caretaker (uncredited)
Peter Thompson ... Erica Burgoyne's Bespectacled Brother (uncredited)
Beatrice Varley ... Accused Man's Wife in First Court Case (uncredited)
Jack Vyvian ... Police Constable at Grand Hotel (uncredited)
Humberston Wright ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock 
 
Writing credits
Josephine Tey (novel "A Shilling for Candles")

Charles Bennett (screen play) &
Edwin Greenwood (screen play) &
Anthony Armstrong (screen play)

Gerald Savory (dialogue)

Produced by
Edward Black .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jack Beaver (uncredited)
Louis Levy (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Bernard Knowles (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Frend (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Junge 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pen Tennyson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Albert Whitlock .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
A. O'Donoghue .... recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Dade .... camera operator (uncredited)
Reg Johnson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marianne .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
 
Other crew
Alma Reville .... continuity
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Young and Innocent" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
80 min | USA:83 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Finland:K-12 (1995) | Germany:6 | Iceland:12 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1986) | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Though the film is officially based on the novel "A Shilling for Candles" by Elizabeth Mackintosh (writing under the name "Josephine Tey"), Alfred Hitchcock and his writers only used about one-third of the novel and changed the identity of the murderer.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: About 50 minutes into the film, when Erica Burgoyne and Robert Tisdall have taken refuge at night in a small town, by parking her car next to a siding just before where the railroad underpasses a bridge, the entire scene has been staged and shot as an obvious miniature, as revealed by three mistakes: the somewhat jerky motion and unnatural lighting of an automobile (indicating that it was pulled) as it moves across the bridge, above the railroad; the express train speeding under the bridge drags a length of cord behind it, as it disappears from view; the camera tracking in closer to the parked automobile hidden in the shelter of freight trains on sidings, reveals that the figures of Erica and Robert are actually modeled and painted figurines, motionless until the shot suddenly changes to a medium close-up shot of the two actors.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Husband:Christine!
Christine:Don't shout, I tell you! Don't shout!
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Soundtrack:
I've Got Something In My EyeSee more »

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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Early and Delectable, 20 March 2001
Author: marcslope



Sort of a blueprint for any number of later, more bloated Hitchcocks: The man falsely accused of murder; the sympathetic miss who helps him, the set pieces in creepy places. This one has a lighter, more picaresque feel than most of the Master's movies, with irrelevant but diverting supporting characters, Maguffins, an unstarry cast, and an unusual dollop of humor. It's also blessed by a screenplay that leaps nimbly from improbability to improbability, as much as its more famous contemporaries, like "The 39 Steps" or "The Lady Vanishes."

The light tone throughout tips us off that everything's going to turn out all right, so there's less suspense than we associate with Hitchcock. Still, it's beautifully photographed (with one really stunning crane shot), beautifully paced, and enjoyably acted. The unstoried Nova Pilbeam is a standout: She's the ideal Hitchcock heroine, blonde, slender, and spirited.

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