The Girl in the Crowd
The Girl in the Crowd – 1934 | 52mins | Comedy | B&W
Bookseller David Cordon’s new wife Marian has never met David’s friend Bob but by telephone advises him on how to attract women by following the first attractive girl he sees. Unfortunately, the girl turns out to be Marian and Bob is arrested for insulting behaviour and taken to court, but his police friends manage to sort things out for him.
The Girl in the Crowd was another ‘lost’ Warner Brothers quota picture which Michael Powell claimed was ‘forced’ on him. ‘They were American B pictures without the slickness and confidence that genuine American B’s have got’, he said later. A cast less polished than in his more recent films nevertheless yielded a new British actress and future star. ‘I’ll always say that Michael Powell really was the man who started my career’, recalls Googie Withers. ‘I was seventeen, and I’d never even done a play’.
Michael Powell: Director
Basil Emmott: Cinematography
Bert Bates: Editing
Irving Asher: Executive Producer
Brock Williams: Script