Young and Innocent

Young and Innocent

Alfred Hitchcock (1937)

U Certificate


Our Score
Based on Josephine Tey's novel A Shilling for Candles, this may be a minor entry in the Hitchcock canon. But, as it boasts one of the most stunning sequences he ever executed - the audacious travelling shot to the murderer's twitching eye - this film still proves him to be the master of technique, as well as suspense. One of Hitch's many "wrong man" thrillers, it takes viewers on a breathless pursuit, pausing only for a nerve-jangling children's party and a nerve-shredding cliffhanger, that will leave you as frayed and exhausted as the imperilled Derrick de Marney and Nova Pilbeam. Sit back and bite those nails.


A police constable's naive daughter goes on the run with her innocent murder suspect boyfriend, racing against time to find evidence to convict the real killer as the authorities close in. Excellent suspense-filled early Hitchcock thriller, starring Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney and Percy Marmont.

Cast & Crew

Robert Tisdall Derrick de Marney
Erica Nova Pilbeam
Colonel Burgoyne Percy Marmont
Old Will Edward Rigby
Erica's aunt Mary Clare
Kent John Longden
Guy George Curzon
Uncle Basil Basil Radford
Director Alfred Hitchcock
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray