The Hitchcock Haul: Young and Innocent  (1937)

MV5BMTExMjk2NTMyODBeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU3MDcyMzMyMjE@._V1_SX214_A violent murder. A severe misunderstanding. An unlikely pair on the run. A camaraderie born. Clues! Sounds like a classic Hitchcock to me.

Known in the US as The Girl Was Young, Hitchcock’s British¬†Young and Innocent stars the little girl from The Man Who Knew Too Much,¬†Nova Pilbeam, as the Chief Constable’s daughter who finds herself on the run with murder suspect Robert Tisdall (Derrick De Marney).

The film begins on a stormy night (best way to start anything, in my opinion). A famous actress argues with her estranged husband about an affair she may or may not be having. After she half-heartedly slaps him several times, he walks out into the rain offering nothing but a really awkward facial twitch as a response. The next morning, the actress’ strangled body is found dumped in the ocean by none other than the man her husband accused her of fraternizing with: Robert Tisdall.

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