"The 39 Steps" is a great Alfred
Hitchcock film. It has elements of
humor and romance as well as the typical Hitchcock suspense and great
Donat and Madeleine Carroll are handcuffed together for
most of the film, fleeing from the law. The film includes the typical
Hitchcock "McGuffin" which the group of spies, called The 39 Steps, are
trying to get out of the country. For early sound, this film was truly
revolutionary and helped to make Hitchcock's reputation and it's my favorite
Robert Donat film. This film is a good example of early British Hitchcock
and stands up well today.
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from the 39 Steps here courtesy of Reelclassics.com.