About

A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an unexpected romance with the cool Pamela (Madeline Carroll).

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Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Charles Bennett (Adaptation)
John Buchan (Novel)
Ian Hay (Dialogue)

Runtime

86 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Handcuffed to the girl who double-crossed him

Cast

Keywords

london murder on the run handcuffed scotland film noir scotland yard fugitive secret agent train ride campaign speech college professor memorization government secrets bickering couple wrongly accused runaway couple scottish moors posing as newlyweds suspicious husband london palladium

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Lists

#606 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#4 on Top 100 British films BFI