The Way of Youth

The Way of Youth is a 1934 British crime film directed by Norman Walker and starring Irene Vanbrugh, Aileen Marson and Sebastian Shaw. It was made at British and Dominions Elstree Studios as a quota quickie.[1][2]

The Way of Youth
Directed byNorman Walker
Written by
Produced byNorman Walker
CinematographyEric Cross
Edited byCecil H. Williamson
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Release date
27 November 1934
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A young woman and her army officer fiancé fall into heavy debt at a gambling club run by her own estranged grandmother.



  1. ^ Chibnall p.281
  2. ^ "Quota quickies" was an alliterative industry-term for British B-films: scripted, filmed, edited, and distributed on a three-week cycle. The filming schedule was very consistent: "arrive at 6am for hair and make-up, then a welcome break for tea [..., which] set you up for the day, which finished at 6pm." Rona Anderson, "Foreword", in Steve Chibnall et al., The British 'B' Film (London: Bloomsbury, 2009), ISBN 9781844575749


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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