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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 first judge the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation (and my potentially misguided thoughts). Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try!

The Film: 'The 39 Steps' (1935), Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll and Lucie Manheim.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: As a young movie buff, Alfred Hitchcock was the first "classic" director to resonate with me. I devoured 'Psycho,' 'The Birds,' 'North By Northwest,' 'Rear Window,' 'Vertigo' and countless others and to this day, »


- Jacob Hall

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