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The 39 Steps ()


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A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is... See more »

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Hannay
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Pamela
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Miss Smith
Godfrey Tearle ...
Professor Jordan
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Crofter's Wife
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Crofter
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Mrs. Jordan
Frank Cellier ...
The Sheriff
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Memory
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Commercial Traveller (as Gus Mac Naughton)
Jerry Verno ...
Commercial Traveller
Peggy Simpson ...
Maid
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Political Meeting Chairman (uncredited)
Charles Bennett ...
Second Passerby Near the Bus (uncredited)
Noel Birkin ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ex-Det. Sergt. Bishop ...
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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Fake Police Officer (uncredited)
Pat Hagate ...
M.C. Who Introduces Mr Memory (uncredited)
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Passerby Near the Bus (uncredited)
Carleton Hobbs ...
Fake Policeman #2 (uncredited)
Vida Hope ...
Usherette (uncredited)
Elizabeth Inglis ...
Pat, Professor Jordan's Daughter (uncredited)
James Knight ...
Detective at London Palladium (uncredited)
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Palladium Manager (uncredited)
Quinton McPherson ...
Clergyman on the Flying Scotsman (uncredited)
Frederick Piper ...
The Milkman (uncredited)
Hilda Trevelyan ...
Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)
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Scottish Police Inspector (uncredited)
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Scotland Yard Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

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John Buchan ... (adapted from the novel by)
 
Charles Bennett ... (adaptation)
 
Ian Hay ... (dialogue)

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Michael Balcon ... producer (uncredited)
Ivor Montagu ... associate producer (uncredited)

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Jack Beaver ... (uncredited)
Louis Levy ... (uncredited)

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Bernard Knowles ... (photography)

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Derek N. Twist ... (as D.N. Twist)

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Oscar Friedrich Werndorff ... (as O. Werndorff)
Albert Jullion ... (uncredited)

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Bob Clark ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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Pen Tennyson ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Albert Whitlock ... scenic artist (uncredited)

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Peter Birch ... recordist (as A. Birch)

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Philippo Guidobaldi ... miniature builder (uncredited)
Jack Whitehead ... special effects (uncredited)

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Reg Johnson ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Peter Sargent ... clapper-boy (uncredited)

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Marianne ... wardrobe
Joe Strassner ... dress designer (as J. Strassner)

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Louis Levy ... musical director / conductor (uncredited)

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Alma Reville ... continuity
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Plot Summary

Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to London. At the end of "Mr Memory"'s show in a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith who is running away from secret agents. He accepts to hide her in his flat, but in the night she is murdered. Fearing he could be accused on the girl's murder, Hannay goes on the run to break the spy ring. Written by Claudio Sandrini

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Taglines It's Great...It's Grand...It's Glorious! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps (United Kingdom)
  • Les 39 marches (France)
  • Die 39 Stufen (Germany)
  • 39 escalones (Spain)
  • Els trenta-Nou graons (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 86 min
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Budget GBP60,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Before filming the scene where Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll run through the countryside, Alfred Hitchcock handcuffed them together and pretended for several hours to have lost the key in order to put them in the right frame of mind for such a situation. See more »
Goofs Near the beginning of the film, in the scene with the Memory Man entertaining the audience by answering their questions, a woman yells out, "Who is the last British Heavyweight champion of the world?". Beside her is a man who mouths the woman's words in synch with her. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Everything Is Thunder (1936). See more »
Soundtracks Russian Dance See more »
Quotes Richard Hannay: Beautiful, mysterious woman pursued by gunmen. Sounds like a spy story.
Annabella Smith: That's exactly what it is.
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