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The 39 Steps ()


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In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a British agent who's after a spy ring that covets British military secrets.

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Richard Hannay
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Fisher
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Nellie Lumsden (as Brenda De Banzie)
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Professor Logan
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Lumsden
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Nannie
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Brown
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Mr. Memory
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Kennedy
Jameson Clark ...
McDougal
Andrew Cruickshank ...
Sheriff (as Andrew Cruikshank)
Leslie Dwyer ...
Milkman
Betty Henderson ...
Mrs. McDougal
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Miss Dobson
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Perce
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Mr. Pringle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Adams ...
Constable (uncredited)
Michael Brennan ...
Detective on Train (uncredited)
Victor Brooks ...
Policeman at Accident (uncredited)
Pamela Chamberlain ...
Young Lady in Park (uncredited)
James Copeland ...
Police Constable at Roadblock (uncredited)
Dan Darnelli ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
David Davies ...
Theatre Commissioner (uncredited)
John Grieve ...
Lowrie - Sheep Herder (uncredited)
Aidan Harrington ...
Cyclist (uncredited)
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Questioner at Mr Memory Show (uncredited)
Victoria Harrington ...
Child (uncredited)
John Harvey ...
Detective at Theatre (uncredited)
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Theatre Compere (uncredited)
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Schoolgirl on Train (uncredited)
Eric Henderson ...
Train Passenger (uncredited)
Robert S. Holman ...
One of Two Cockney Boys (uncredited)
George Howell ...
Boy in Audience (uncredited)
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Train Steward (uncredited)
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Louisa (uncredited)
Martin Lyder ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
William Mervyn ...
Angry Train Passenger (uncredited)
Hal Osmond ...
Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Anthony Sagar ...
Demolition Workman (uncredited)
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Policeman on Train (uncredited)
Barbara Shotter ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Bill Simpson ...
Groom (uncredited)
John Snagge ...
BBC Newsreader (uncredited)
George Spence ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
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Hospital Administrator (uncredited)
Susan Stranks ...
Schoolgirl on Train (uncredited)
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Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Harold (uncredited)
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2nd Police Constable on Train (uncredited)
Robert Vossler ...
Constable (uncredited)
Eric Wetherell ...
Man in Audience (uncredited)
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Schoolgirl in Assembly Hall (uncredited)
Vic Wise ...
Man in Theatre Who Wants an Interval Drink (uncredited)
Margaret Withers ...
Teacher at St. Catherines (uncredited)
Johnny Wyne ...
Constable (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ralph Thomas

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Frank Harvey ... (screenplay)
 
John Buchan ... (based upon the novel by)

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Betty E. Box ... producer
Earl St. John ... executive producer (as Earl St John)

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Clifton Parker

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Ernest Steward ... director of photography

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Alfred Roome

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Maurice Carter

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Yvonne Caffin

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Stella Rivers ... hairdresser
Geoffrey Rodway ... makeup artist

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Charles Orme ... production manager

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Geoffrey Haine ... assistant director

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Terence Morgan ... set dresser

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Gordon K. McCallum ... sound recordist
John W. Mitchell ... sound recordist
Don Sharpe ... sound editor

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James Bawden ... camera operator
Mike Fox ... clapper loader (uncredited)

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Muir Mathieson ... conductor

Script and Continuity Department

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Joan Davis ... continuity

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Arthur Alcott ... production controller: Pinewood Studios
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Richard Hannay witnesses a hit-and-run involving a woman pushing a pram. Looking in the pram he sees a gun instead of a baby. He tracks the woman down and she reveals that she is a secret agent trying to stop foreign spies leaving the country with important military secrets. Later that night she is murdered in Hannay's flat. Hannay takes it on himself to thwart the enemy agents. This involves travelling to Scotland and keeping one step ahead of the police who are looking for him in connection with the murder of the woman. Written by ledostef, blackpool

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Taglines The Most Suspenseful Manhunt in History! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps (United Kingdom)
  • Les 39 marches (France)
  • 39 escalones (Spain)
  • De 39 trin (Denmark)
  • Les 39 marches (Belgium, French title)
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  • 93 min
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Trivia Film debut of Peter Vaughan. See more »
Goofs When Hannay escapes though a window, he jumps onto a lorry full of hay bales. Later there is a shot of the same lorry which contains sheep and no bales. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Unforgettable Sid James (2000). See more »
Quotes Kennedy: [Staking out Hannay's flat] Have you ever tried suckling pig?
Brown: No.
Kennedy: Tender as a baby.
Brown: Haven't tried that either.
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