Young and Innocent

Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 17, 2012

35mm print “Derrick de Marney is the young man on the run, accused of a murder he didn’t commit; Nova Pilbeam is the ingenue who believes his story and helps him look for the killer. The film is as much romance as thriller, as Hitchcock develops the erotic frisson of the dangers the young couple faces (most memorably, a car drops suddenly into the earth, an early association of sex and vertigo). And then there are the odd lyrical touches—the description of a child’s birthday party, a shot of a flock of gulls circling a beach—that would resurface 25 years later as full-bodied images in The Birds. With Basil Radford.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

  • Country UK
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1937
  • Running Time 84 minutes
  • Director Alfred Hitchcock