The 39 Steps (Les 39 marches)
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.
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August 05, 2014 Alfred Hitchcock brings John Buchan's novel to the screen with characteristic wit and verve.Read in Source
Reel Film Reviews
February 19, 2018 The lack of chemistry between Donat and Carroll's respective characters only compounds the hands-off feel...Read in Source
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 30, 2014 The scene in which Mr Memory is asked at the London Palladium "What are the 39 Steps?" remains one of 20th-century cinema's most gripping moments.Read in Source
September 04, 2008 In Hitchcock's hands, however, this well-known espionage adventure provided the basis for a new sort of thriller and a new sort of comedy.Read in Source
New York Times
January 01, 2000 If you can imagine Anatole France writing a detective story you will have some notion of the artistry that Hitchcock brings to this screen version of John Buchan's novel.Read in Source
September 09, 2015 The 39 Steps is a masterclass in propulsive narrative cinema that even today's so-called blockbuster auteurs should study.Read in Source
August 18, 2008 It's melodrama and at times far-fetched and improbable, but the story twists and spins artfully from one high-powered sequence to another while the entertainment holds like steel cable from start to finish.Read in Source
August 05, 2014 The Thirty-Nine Steps neatly converts its essential implausihility into an asset by stressing the difficulties which confront its hero when he tries to tell outsiders about the predicament he is in.Read in Source
July 09, 2007 As an artist, Alfred Hitchcock surpassed this early achievement many times in his career, but for sheer entertainment value it still stands in the forefront of his work.Read in Source
Monthly Film Bulletin
June 02, 2015 The atmosphere of adventure and mystery created at once in the opening sequence in an East End music hall is excellently maintained throughout.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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