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The Girl Was Young (1937) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • A film actress is murdered by her estranged husband who is jealous of all her young boyfriends. The next day, writer Robert Tisdall (who happens to be one such boyfriend) discovers her body on the beach. He runs to call the police, however, two witnesses think that he is the escaping murderer. Robert is arrested, but owing to a mix up at the courthouse, he escapes and goes on the run with a police constable's daughter Erica, determined to prove his innocence.

    - Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>
  • After a violent argument with her husband, a famous star is discovered by her ex-lover, Robert Tisdall, drowned on a beach. Police arrive and arrest Tisdall on the testimony of witnesses who saw him with the body. He is accused of the murder. As he is about to go on trial, he escapes from the courthouse with the help of Erica Burgoyne, the resourceful daughter of the police constable. At first, Erica doesn't really believe Tisdall is innocent, but she's so attracted to the young man, she continues to help him elude capture while searching for the real killer, risking her life and her father's reputation. Their only lead is provided by Old Will, a china mender, who can identify the murderer, a man with noticeably twitching eyes.

    - Written by alfiehitchie
  • The heroine is the Chief Constable's daughter. A Chief Constable is the most senior police officer of every territorial police force in the UK except for the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police-the heads of these two forces are known as Commissioners.

    - Written by vaggmk-1
  • Eight years after the famous movie actress, Christine Clay, thought she was rid of him, her husband shows up from nowhere. He's furious that she left him, outraged over her "silly Reno divorce" and indignant that she is now spending her time with "boys." That's his view of things, but she'll never get the chance to give her own side. The quarrel is barely over before her body washes up on the beach near her home. She didn't drown. She was strangled with the belt of a raincoat. The person who finds her is the "boy" she's supposedly seeing, Robert Tisdall, a young screenwriter, down on his luck. He runs to get help, and two young women see him. It looks as if he is escaping the scene of a crime. Soon, Tisdall is arrested for murder. But before the trial begins, he escapes, determined to find the real killer. Along the way he finds an unexpected ally in Erica Burgoyne, the police constable's daughter.

    - Written by J. Spurlin
  • Man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

    - Written by Neil-117

Synopsis

Christine Clay (Pamela Carme), a famous actress, receives a surprise visit from Guy (George Curzon)...

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