Young and Innocent

This is an early British Alfred Hitchcock film. It is from 1937 and was filmed before The 39 Steps, his best known British work. This film is similar. It is about a young man wrongly accused of murder who is on the run and must prove his innocence. The 'young and innocent' of the title refers to the young girl who helps him in his search.

This movie has the trademark suspense and humor of many of Hitchcock's films. There is one excellent tracking shot near the end of the film in a scene which ends with a close up of the real killer. This film is enjoyable and a good example of Hitchcock's early work. The actress who plays the title role is a little known (today) actress named Nova Pilbeam, a former child actress in her first 'grown-up' role.

 

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