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Posted by on Aug 22, 2008 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #28

Kick-Back Friday: #28


Young and Innocent (1937): a not-terrifically-well-known-but-still-terrific Hitchcock joint, in the style of The 39 Steps.

A constable’s daughter (Nova Pilbeam) comes to champion the innocence of a young writer (the nicely coiffed Derrick de Marney) in a starlet’s murder. The film version of Westlake Entertainment’s DVD could stand some audio and visual restoration, though nothing can be done about a swing band in wince-inducing* black face. Ouch.

* Ha. Watch the movie, and you’ll realize that’s kind of a double entendre.

Poster image (NB: The Girl Was Young was the US title) from Wikipedia and reproduced under fair-use law.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.