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Richard Hannay, a mining engineer on holiday from the African colonies, finds London socialite life terribly dull. Yet it's more then he bargained for when secret agent, Scudder, bursts into his room and entrusts him a coded notebook with map, concerning the impending start of World War I. In no time both German agents and the British law are chasing him, ruthlessly coveting the Roman numerals code, which Hannay believes he must crack himself. Masquerading as a liberal party pundit, Richard also gets stuck with parliamentary candidate Sir George Sinclair's sister Victoria. They must survive with the secrets and decide who they can trust and how to keep it from others. Written by KGF Vissers

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The ventriloquist on the train who helps Hannay to avoid the police, is Roger De Courcey a well known British performer, who used to appear with a teddy bear named 'Nookie Bear'. See more »

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At the end of the movie Hannay is leaving London for the western front, but from St Pancras. He's at the wrong station. The line from there goes to the English Midlands, not the channel ports. See more »

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Victoria Sinclair: I don't believe in violence.
Richard Hannay: Course you believe in violence - you're a suffragette. You fire-bomb the homes of politicians.
Victoria Sinclair: What! You'd rather I sat at home warming your slippers?
Richard Hannay: I don't want you *touching* my slippers.
Victoria Sinclair: You're a prehistoric boor.
Richard Hannay: You, my dear, are an unhinged hysteric.
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The 39 Painfully PC Steps
2 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was an hour and a half of my life I'm never going to get back. The first thrill-free version of The 39 Steps. No hanging from Big Ben, no daring escape on the Forth Bridge (give it credit he does dangle from a 12 foot fire escape down a London back alley for a bit), no tense scene with the Memory Man, and no sparkling dialogue. Instead we get something that is so clod-hoppingly right on I'm convinced it must have been written by Harriet Harman under a pseudonym. Hannay switches from resourceful well-intentioned everyman to sexist buffoon to quavering wimp to suit the whims of the scriptwriter as his suffragette sidekick performs all the heroics. A lame rip-off of the crop duster sequence from North By Northwest demonstrates the level of imagination on offer. The scenery was quite nice.


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