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.