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1 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
While on vacation in London, Canadian Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) becomes embroiled in an international spy ring related to the mysterious "39 steps." Then he meets agent Annabella Smith (Lucie Mannheim), who is soon killed in his apartment. He must elude the police, who are hunting him for murder, while he tries to stop Professor Jordan (Godfrey Tearle) from sending secrets out of the country. Hannay is assisted by Pamela (Madeleine Carroll), an unwilling accomplice who discovers the truth.

Cast: Robert Donat , Madeleine Carroll , Godfrey Tearle , Lucie Mannheim , Peggy Ashcroft , Wylie Watson , John Laurie , Helen Haye

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Gaumont British Distributors, LS Video, Grapevine Video

The 39 Steps (1935)

Release Date: June 18th, 1935|1 hr. 20 min.

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  • September 06, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Hitchcock's best of the films he made up to 1935. Dated technology, not up to a slick modern production in many respects, but still a classic. Donat is great as usual. I still enjoy watching it every 10 years, which is my definition of a classic.

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Where Everyone Has Gone Before #23: 'The 39 Steps'

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Jacob Hall on Dec 19th, 2010 2:20PM

Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the weekly column where I continue my film education before your very eyes by seeking out and watching all of the movies I should have seen by now. I will...

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