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.