Young and Innocent
Young and Innocent (1938)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 17, 1938
DVD Release Date: July 30, 2002
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TIME Magazine

Lacks the vivid outlines and clear characterizations of previous Hitchcock films, but is, nevertheless, a fair sample of Hitchcock devices.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

One of the most entertaining of Hitchcock's English films.

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Emanuel Levy

Though not one of Hitchcock's strongest UK films, the tale is entertaining and it contains many ideas and visua motifs that would appear in later, better works.

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Time Out

Not top-notch Hitchcock, but engrossing enough.

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Monthly Film Bulletin

Innumerable small touches show Hitchcock's keen and penetrating observation and his knowledge of human nature. Comedy, romance, and thrills are skilfully blended.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Brilliantly filmed finale.

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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

Alfred Hitchcock, England's jovial and rotund master of melodrama, has turned out another crisply paced, excellently performed film.

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TV Guide

One of Hitchcock's more charming efforts.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

swift pace and dry humor far more entertaining than most late night offerings

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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… More
Cassandra Maples
A truly charming film from the Master of Suspense. Being a rather huge Hitch fan, I recently sought out some lesser known films from his early period. Of those… More
Stella Dallas
charming early hitchcock similar to saboteur minus the propaganda. daughter of chief constable helps fugitive find real killer. featuring hitch's… More
Brian R
"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… More
Chris Weber
A decent early British film from Hitchcock. Not his first, but still an early one. The roots of his brilliance (that would fully bloom later on) and future… More
John Me
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"… More