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The Girl in the Crowd

The Girl in the Crowd
File:Girl in the Crowd.jpg
Googie Withers (seated, left)
Directed by Michael Powell
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by Brock Williams
Starring Barry Clifton
Patricia Hilliard
Googie Withers
Harold French
Cinematography Basil Emmott
Edited by Bert Bates
Distributed by Warner Brothers-First National Productions
Release dates
20 May 1935 UK
Running time
52 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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

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.


  • Barry Clifton as David Gordon
  • Patricia Hilliard as Marian
  • Googie Withers as Sally. Withers was just an extra, until the second female lead quit and she took over.[2]
  • Harold French as Bob
  • Clarence Blakiston as Mr. Peabody
  • Margaret Gunn as Joyce
  • Richard Littledale as Bill Manners
  • Phyllis Morris as Mrs.Lewis
  • Patric Knowles as Tom Burrows
  • Marjorie Corbett as Secretary
  • Brenda Lawless as Policewoman
  • Barbara Waring as Mannequin
  • Eve Lister as Ruby
  • Betty Lyne as Phyllis
  • Melita Bell as Assistant Manageress
  • John Wood as Harry



  1. Missing, Believed Lost
  2. Powell, 1986



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