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Young and Innocent

Derrick De Marney finds himself in a 39 Steps scenario when he’s wrongly accused of homicide. Whereas a fugitive from the regulation, De Marney is helped by heroine Nova Pilbeam, who three years earlier had performed the adolescent kidnap sufferer in Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too A lot. The compulsory “fish out of water” scene, through which the principals are briefly slowed down by a banal on a regular basis occasion, happens throughout a toddler’s birthday celebration. The precise villain, whose identification is rarely unsure (Hitchcock made thrillers, not mysteries) is performed by George Curzon, who suffers from a twitching eye. Curzon’s revelation throughout an elaborate nightclub sequence is a Hitchcockian tour de power, the type of virtuoso sequence taken as a right in today of versatile cameras and pc enhancement, however which in 1937 took quite a lot of time, persistence and expertise to drag off. Launched within the US as The Lady Was Younger, Younger and Harmless was based mostly on a novel by Josephine Tey.

Duration: 83 min


IMDb: 7.0