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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps
  • 1935
  • UK
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Hitchcock's classic man-on-the-run thriller about the accidental immersion of insouciant Canadian Richard Hannay (Donat) into the murky world of espionage. Having been framed for murder, Hannay hightails it for the Scottish Highlands with the feisty Pamela (Carroll) in tow. The weight of history has made this wonderful film ripe for readings for symbolism, but at its heart it's just a rattling good yarn.

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The 39 Steps

10 Apr 20084 stars

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1935 thriller finds its way back on to the big screen courtesy of a new digital cinema and 35mm print. Scottish author and unionist politician John Buchan’s novel has been filmed three times, but this, the first version made…

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