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|The First Offence|
|Directed by||Herbert Mason|
|Written by||Stafford Dickens|
|Based on||Mauvaise Graine|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon|
|Edited by||Michael Gordon|
|Music by||Allan Gray|
|Distributed by||Gaumont-British Distributors|
The First Offence is a 1936 British low-budget "quota quickie" drama film directed by Herbert Mason, produced by Michael Balcon for Gainsborough Pictures and starring John Mills, Lilli Palmer and Bernard Nedell. It is a remake of the 1934 French film Mauvaise Graine, directed by Billy Wilder.
A wealthy doctor's rich and spoiled son, Johnnie Penrose joins a gang of car thieves in France after being denied a car by his father.
Filming took place in London.
- Matthew Sweet (2 January 2007). "Fancy a quickie?". The Guardian.
- First Offence at the British Film Institute
- Bergfelder p. 174
- "Film Gossip". The Telegraph. Queensland, Australia. 19 November 1935. p. 6 (SECOND EDITION). Retrieved 27 October 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- Neale, 2012, p. 138
- Bergfelder, Tim & Cargnelli, Christian. Destination London: German-speaking emigrés and British cinema, 1925-1950. Berghahn Books, 2008.
- Neale, Stephen. (2012). The Classical Hollywood Reader. Routledge
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