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4.0 out of 5 stars Hitchcock filmed this book, 12 April 2010
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This review is from: A Shilling For Candles (Paperback)
A 1930s whodunit from an excellent author, it was filmed in 1937, shortly after publication, by Alfred Hitchcock. Is the film like the book? Hitchcock makes two minor characters his leads, relegates Joesphine Tey's main character, the police inspector, to a minor part and even reveals the murderer as different from the original. In effect he uses only the first couple of chapters and discards the rest. Young and Innocent (The Girl Was Young in the U.S.) is one of his best British films, introducing murder into the sunlit atmosphere of a pre-war seaside summer. Both book and film are equally enjoyable in their own way, and well worth the effort of tracking down.
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2014 16:22:50 GMT
lizeel47 says:
I don't believe this review refers to the book shown - Miss Pym Disposes.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2014 16:44:11 GMT
Perry says:
Hi Elizabeth
I was commenting on A Shilling for Candles which is a different Joesphine Tey book, not Miss Pym Disposes. If you haven't read it I'm sure you will find it very enjoyable. So too is the Hitchcock film Young and Innocent, but he took a lot of liberties with the Tey original. There is a wonderful climactic moment when the murderer is eventually caught after a long chase. I hope you can catch up with both book and film. Best wishes, Perry
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