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The 39 Steps
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Robert Donat Robert Donat
Hannay
Lucie Mannheim Lucie Mannheim
Miss Smith
Godfrey Tearle Godfrey Tearle
Professor Jordan
Peggy Ashcroft Peggy Ashcroft
Crofter's Wife
John Laurie John Laurie
Crofter
Helen Haye Helen Haye
Mrs. Jordan
Frank Cellier Frank Cellier
The Sheriff


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Charles Bennett Charles Bennett
(adaptation)


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action and suspense

9 years, 4 months ago at Apr 27 16:58
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This film was the first clear creative peak in Hitchcock’s British period, and the first fully successful film in his deepening oeuvre.

This film introduced one key Hitchcock first: the notion of the wrong man, the innocent bystander accused, pursued or punished for a crime he didn’t commit.

Nonstop string of action sequences, chase scenes punctuated by witty dial... read more

THE 39 STEPS

9 years ago at Jul 30 14:18
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"The 39 Steps" was one of Alfred Hitchcock's early British film successes before he left for Hollywood where he achieved even greater fame and celebrity status. The story begins with Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) enjoying a variety show at a London theatre when he meets a mysterious young woman named Annabella Smith (Lucie Mannheim) who is in trouble and seeks his help. He takes her back to his fl... read more

One of Hitchcock's must-watch movie!

5 years, 9 months ago at Nov 28 21:59
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Robert Donat no doubt was the King of the 30's. He was one of the best talents to hit the screen with such delicate and precise acting that leaves you in wonder. A charming, graceful actor and a talent beyond it's time.

Robert Donat appears in this Hitchcock classic as Richard Hannay, a man wrongfully accused of murder and must prove his innocence in a sure-fire Oscar role. Accompan... read more
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Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to 1930's London. After a disturbance at a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith who is on the run from foreign agents. He takes her back to his apartment, but they are followed and later that night Annabella is murdered. Hannay goes on the run to break the spy ring and thus prove his innocence.
Release date: 1 August 1935
UPC: 018111202237
Tags: Thriller (23), 1930s (16), Spy (15), British (15), Mystery (15), Suspense (13), 1935 (12), Drama (12), UK (10), Scotland (9), Murder (8), Chase (8), England (8), Memory (6), Handcuffs (5), Bridge (5), Number In Title (5), Sheep (5), Waterfall (4), Espionage (4)
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" The ultimate film which introduced (to my knowledge) a couple that "loved-hated each other and were trapped together with handcuffs like in matrimony". All the classic Hitchcock elements are here in what is one of Hitchcock's best British productions. It is a fast-moving"wrong man on the run" film with great villains and a satisfying "MacGuffin" which only problem is that it ends a little bit too abruptly after the threat is eliminated. "


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"First viewing - July 15th I’m still trying to catch up on Hitch’s films (or at least the ones with good reputations), so I picked up a pair from the library to watch together. This one took me a little bit to get into due to a slow & fairly weak opening, but as we got to know the protagonist better it hooked me over time and I wound up enjoying it overall. The story idea isn’t especially new, though it was for its time & I can respect that. I might even be willing to watch this again, if "


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"THE 39 STEPSReleased: 6 June 1935 (83 minutes)Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock Written by: Charles Bennett, John Buchan, Ian Hay Starring: Robert Donat, Madeleine CarrollHOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4 TOTAL: 8 (+)"


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"31.01. DVD, 1st viewing DIRECTED BY Alfred Hitchcock Pretty puzzled by the acclaim this film gets. The plot is really stupid at times - and plots are kind of important in films like these. The ending, for example, makes no sense. At least Hitchcock's visual storytelling is already a pleasure to watch. "


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