The First Offence

The First Offence
Directed by Herbert Mason
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by Stafford Dickens
Austin Melford
Based on Mauvaise Graine
Starring John Mills
Lilli Palmer
Bernard Nedell
Music by Allan Gray
Franz Waxman
Cinematography Arthur Crabtree
Edited by Michael Gordon
Distributed by Gaumont-British Distributors
Release dates
  • March 1936 (1936-03)

United Kingdom

Running time
66 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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]


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.[4]


  1. Matthew Sweet (2 January 2007). "Fancy a quickie?". The Guardian.
  2. First Offence at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database
  3. Bergfelder p. 174
  4. Neale, 2012, p. 138


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