The First Offence is a 1936 British low-budget "quota quickie"[1] drama film directed by Herbert Mason, produced by Michael Balcon for Gainsborough Pictures and starring John Mills, Lilli Palmer and Bernard Nedell.[2] It is a remake of the 1934 French film Mauvaise Graine, directed by Billy Wilder.[3]

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The First Offence
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Directed byHerbert Mason
Written byStafford Dickens
Austin Melford
Based onMauvaise Graine
Produced byMichael Balcon
StarringJohn Mills
Lilli Palmer
Bernard Nedell
CinematographyArthur Crabtree
Edited byMichael Gordon
Music byAllan Gray
Franz Waxman
Distributed byGaumont-British Distributors
Release date
  • March 1936 (1936-03)
United Kingdom
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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