MysteryNet Home
Mysteries
Greats
TV Movies
Books
Community
Alfred Hitchcock

The 39 Steps Movie by Alfred Hitchcock

Fun Facts and Buy Online

Title
The 39 Steps

Year
1935

Director
Alfred Hitchcock

Screenplay
Charles Bennett, Ian Hay (Adapted from a novel by John Buchan)

Overview
Canadian tourist Richard Hannay (Robert Donat), is watching a perfomance at the Paladium in London when a gun shot is heard. A frightened young woman asks Hannay to take her in so that she can hide her from foriegn spies. The woman later soon killed, and Hannay finds himself both framed as the man responsible for her death as well as the next potential victim of the spy ring. One of Hitchcock's early masterpieces in the genre of spy-thriller.

Cast
Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim

Noteworthy Facts
Over sixty sheep were brought in for a scene in the movie, and the sheep unexpectedly ate plants and bushes intended for the set.

Extra Features on DVD

Formats Available
DVD, VHS