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The Girl Was Young

The Girl Was Young

A Brilliant Melodrama Nov. 01, 1937 UK 83 Min.
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Nova Pilbeam isErica Burgoyne
Erica Burgoyne
Derrick De Marney isRobert Tisdall
Robert Tisdall
Percy Marmont isCol. Burgoyne
Col. Burgoyne
Edward Rigby isOld Will
Old Will
Mary Clare isEricas Tante Margaret
Ericas Tante Margaret
John Longden isDet. Insp. Kent
Det. Insp. Kent
Basil Radford isEricas Onkel Basil
Ericas Onkel Basil
Pamela Carme isChristine Clay
Christine Clay
George Merritt isDetective Sergeant Miller
Detective Sergeant Miller
J.H. Roberts isHenry Briggs
Henry Briggs

Synopsis

Derrick De Marney finds himself in a 39 Steps situation when he is wrongly accused of murder. While a fugitive from the law, De Marney is helped by heroine Nova Pilbeam, who three years earlier had played the adolescent kidnap victim in Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much. The obligatory “fish out of water” scene, in which the principals are briefly slowed down by a banal everyday event, occurs during a child’s birthday party. The actual villain, whose identity is never in doubt (Hitchcock made thrillers, not mysteries) is played by George Curzon, who suffers from a twitching eye. Curzon’s revelation during an elaborate nightclub sequence is a Hitchcockian tour de force, the sort of virtuoso sequence taken for granted in these days of flexible cameras and computer enhancement, but which in 1937 took a great deal of time, patience and talent to pull off. Released in the US as The Girl Was Young, Young and Innocent was based on a novel by Josephine Tey.

The Girl Was Young
The Girl Was Young
The Girl Was Young
The Girl Was Young
Original title Young and Innocent
IMDb Rating 7.0 7,183 votes
TMDb Rating 6.8 49 votes

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