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Young and Innocent
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Director:
Writers:
Josephine Tey (based on the novel entitled "A Shilling For Candles" by)
Charles Bennett (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
17 February 1938 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A romantic murder-mystery drama!
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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User Reviews:
Underrated but great See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
George Merritt ... Det. Sgt. Miller
J.H. Roberts ... 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 ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Albert Chevalier ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Syd Crossley ... Policeman (uncredited)
William Fazan ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Gerry Fitzgerald ... Singer (uncredited)
Pat Fitzpatrick ... Boy (uncredited)
Richard George ... Policeman (uncredited)

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

Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock 
 
Writing credits
Josephine Tey (based on the novel entitled "A Shilling For Candles" by)

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

Gerald Savory (dialogue)

Alma Reville (continuity)

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 (art direction)
 
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
 
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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:
The hand that pulls Nova Pilbeam's character out of the hole in the mine scene was that of her future husband Pen Tennyson; they met on this film.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During the performance of the first song heard and seen at the Grand Hotel, the drummer's visible playing (tapping on the drum head) does not nearly match the percussion sounds (cymbal strikes, drum rolls, rim shots, etc.) on the soundtrack.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Husband:Christine!
Christine:Don't shout, I tell you! Don't shout!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Colditz (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
No One Can Like the Drummer ManSee more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Underrated but great, 19 March 2005
Author: mjb0123 (mjb0123@yahoo.com) from United States

I believe that this movie is very underrated Hitchcock. Young and Innocent is about another seemingly docile situation that blows up in a young man's face. While wandering the beach, he comes across the dead body of a woman he knew (we saw the brief fight the woman had with her husband at the very beginning of the movie). As he runs to go get help, two ladies think he is running away from the body. As his trial proceeds, he is able to duck out and go on the lam with the daughter of the chief of police. With her help, they go to prove his innocence.

One can't help but feel for the young couple as they go on their adventure. Mainly, Hitchcock really works the camera on this one. There is one scene in particular, a great panoramic shot that comes to focus on a single pair of eyes, those twitching eyes from the very beginning of the movie.

Maybe it is because it doesn't have a big name or didn't have any real "jump out and get you" moments that it is forgotten. It is worth a look and I recommend seeing it, especially if you like old movies.

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