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The 39 Steps

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| Film | | United Kingdom | B&W | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 26min |
Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim | Director: Alfred Hitchcock

A spy is murdered; the man who has befriended her is suspected, but eludes the police until a chase across Scotland produces the real villains

Handcuffed to the girl who double-crossed him

Reviews (1)

Marvellous comedy thriller with most of the gimmicks found not only in Hitchcock’s later work but in anyone else’s who has tried the same vein. It has little to do with the original novel, and barely sets foot outside the studio, but it makes every second count, and is unparalleled in its use of timing, atmosphere and comedy relief. (Halliwell’s)

Cast (12)

Publicity photograph from the 1930s featuring British actor, Robert Donat
Madeleine Carroll
Lucie Mannheim
Miss Smith
Godfrey Tearle
Professor Jordan
Peggy Ashcroft
Crofter’s Wife
John Laurie
Helen Haye
Mrs Jordan
Frank Cellier
The Sheriff
Wylie Watson
Gus McNaughton
Commercial Traveller
Jerry Verno
Commercial Traveller
Peggy Simpson
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Alfred Hitchcock


(adapted from the novel by)

Production company

Gaumont British Picture Corporation

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Pictures (8)

Main title from The 39 Steps (1935) (7)
Main title from The 39 Steps (1935) (6). A Gaumont-British picture Controlled throughout the United Kingdom and Irish Free State by Gaumont British Distributors Ltd
Main title from The 39 Steps (1935) (5)
Main title from The 39 Steps (1935) (4). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Main title from The 39 Steps (1935) (3). With Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle and Peggy Ashcroft. Adapted from the novel by John Buchan
Main title from The 39 Steps (1935) (2)
Main title from The 39 Steps (1935) (1). Gaumont-British Picture Corporation Ltd presents Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll in
On the run from the police, Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) handcuffs himself to Pamela (Madeleine Carroll).  A scene from Gaumont’s 1935 film The 39 Steps
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