Young and Innocent

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In this Alfred Hitchcock film, Derrick De Marney finds himself in a difficult situation when he is wrongly accused of murder. While a fugitive from the law, De Marney is helped by heroine Nova Pilbeam. The actual villain, whose identity is never in doubt, is George Curzon.

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Derrick De Marney
as Robert Tisdall
Nova Pilbeam
as Erica Burgoyne
Percy Marmont
as Col. Burgoyne
Edward Rigby
as Old Will
Mary Clare
as Aunt Margaret
John Longden
as Inspector Kent
Basil Radford
as Uncle Basil
Pamela Carme
as Christine Clay
George Merritt
as Sgt. Miller
J.H. Roberts
as Henry Briggs
H.F. Maltby
as Sergeant
Alfred Hitchcock
as Clumsy Photographer
John Miller
as Police Constable
Torin Thatcher
as Nobby's Lodging House Caretaker
Peggy Simpson
as Bathing Girl
Anna Konstam
as Bathing Girl
Beatrice Varley
as Accused Man's Wife in First Court Case
William Fazan
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Frank Atkinson
as Petrol Pump Attendant
Fred O'Donovan
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Albert Chevalier
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Richard George
as Policeman
Jack Vyvyan
as Police Constable at Grand Hotel
Clive Baxter
as Burgoyne Boy
John H. Roberts
as Solicitor
Pamela Bevan
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Humberston Wright
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Syd Crossley
as Policeman
Frederick Piper
as Bit Part (uncredited)
Bill Shine
as Manager of Tom's Hat Cafe
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Critic Reviews for Young and Innocent

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Audience Reviews for Young and Innocent

  • Nov 06, 2018
    Once again a early work by Hitchcock that makes me think that his English years were his best years. The wrong man (the photogenic Derrick De Marney), accused of murder (And the rational behind this is not really important) and on the run, falls for the young woman (the equally photogenic Nova Pilbeam) who helps him try to prove his innocence. Romance While On The Run it might've been called. It's a sterling presentation all in all, and perhaps proof for those Brits that there's was a superior culture. Hitchcock's England is indeed enchanting. Loved this.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2011
    "Young And Innocent" is about the story of a man wrongly accused of commiting a crime. It's a whodunnit picture where the main charcter must try to prove his innocence. This is the sort of stories Alfred Hitchcock would later be known for, although i'm not sure if this film would be one of his best works. Hitchcock was starting to mold and shape his skills as a filmmaker where two, three years later would go to America and establish himself as serious talent.
    Brian R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 15, 2011
    It's entertaining and I recommend it only for those who feel like they have to see each and every work of Alfred Hitchcock. "Young and innocent" has lots of funny situations and dialogs, in fact it's more a comedy thriller.
    John M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    This is a good attempt at the story of a man who has to prove his innocence, but I didn't like the ending, plus it's a predictable movie. I kind of liked it, but kind of didn't, so I say it's average.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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