About

Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed -- with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as "The 39 Steps."

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Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Charles Bennett (Writer)
John Buchan (Novel)
Ian Hay (Writer)

Runtime

86 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Handcuffed to the girl who double-crossed him

Cast

Keywords

london, england murder on the run handcuffed conspiracy scotland scotland yard noir fugitive secret agent falsely accused train ride moor (terrain) campaign speech college professor memorization government secrets runaway couple posing as newlyweds suspicious husband london palladium

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