The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Ralph Thomas (1959)

91min
U Certificate
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Alfred Hitchcock cast a long and large shadow, leaving many a director in debt to a master film-maker. But this remake of his 1935 classic thriller - some of the shots seem identical - is totally overwhelmed by the original. Kenneth More battles bravely to take on the role of Richard Hannay that Robert Donat made so very suavely his own, but succumbs to a bout of overplayed bravado. The Hitchcock impetus still pulses through some of the action, but director Ralph Thomas and writer Frank Harvey should have been ashamed.

Summary

An innocent man becomes embroiled in international espionage as he tries to uncover the meaning behind the cryptic last words of a mystery woman, whom he knew for only a brief time before finding her dying in his flat. He must flee for his life from foreign spies and the police, who think he is a murderer. Spy thriller based on John Buchan's novel, starring Kenneth More, Taina Elg, Barry Jones and James Hayter.

Cast & Crew

Richard Hannay Kenneth More
Fisher Taina Elg
Nellie Lumsden Brenda de Banzie
Professor Logan Barry Jones
Lumsden Reginald Beckwith
Nannie Faith Brook
Brown Michael Goodliffe
Mr Memory James Hayter
Kennedy Duncan Lamont
McDougal Jameson Clark
Sheriff Andrew Cruikshank
Milkman Leslie Dwyer
Mrs McDougal Betty Henderson
Miss Dobson Joan Hickson
Perce Sidney James
Director Ralph Thomas
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

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