The Girl in the Crowd

The Girl in the Crowd is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Michael Powell starring Barry Clifton, Patricia Hilliard and Googie Withers.

The Girl in the Crowd
Googie Withers (seated, left)
Directed byMichael Powell
Produced byMichael Balcon
Written byBrock Williams
StarringBarry Clifton
Patricia Hilliard
Googie Withers
Harold French
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Edited byBert Bates
Distributed byWarner Brothers-First National Productions
Release date
20 May 1935 UK
Running time
52 min
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film has been declared "Missing, Believed Lost" by the British Film Institute.[1]


The wife of a bookseller gives advice about picking up woman to her husband's friend (whom she has never met) over the phone. She advises him simply to follow the first pretty woman he sees. Unfortunately, when he takes her advice, she is the girl in the crowd he ends up following, leading to his arrest.





  • Chibnal, Steve. Quota Quickies : The Birth of the British 'B' Film. London: BFI, 2007. ISBN 1-84457-155-6
  • Powell, Michael. A Life in Movies: An Autobiography. London: Heinemann, 1986. ISBN 0-434-59945-X.

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