The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Kenneth More
Director: Ralph Thomas Cast: Kenneth More
Kenneth More
, Taina Elg
Taina Elg
, Brenda de Banzie
Brenda de Banzie
Ralph Thomas


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This remake of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller does not have his flair for suspense, but director Ralph Thomas keeps the action moving, offers some comic highlights, and the story itself carries the 90-minute running time. Richard Hannay (Kenneth More) is at a vaudeville show when a shot rings out and some commotion forces him to protect a young woman by bringing her home. His protection fails after she is stabbed by an assailant who escapes. She dies -- but not before she tells Richard there is a secret organization run by a man in Scotland, trying to smuggle some important plans out of the country. He must stop them, and as soon as she mentions 39 steps, she expires. Richard has only two days to find the head of the organization, get the plans, and foil this espionage attempt. Along the way to Scotland he is literally hooked up with an attractive schoolmarm after they are handcuffed together, and his misadventures continue with her in tow.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/31/2019
UPC: 0644827462124
Original Release: 1959
Source: Reel Vault
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 7,705

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenneth More Richard Hannay
Taina Elg Fisher
Brenda de Banzie Nellie Lumsden
Barry Jones Prof. Logan
Reginald Beckwith Lumsden
James Hayter Mr. Memory
Michael Goodliffe Brown
Faith Brook Nannie
Duncan Lamont Kennedy
Jameson Clark McDougal
Andrew Cruickshank Sheriff
Leslie Dwyer Milkman
Betty Henderson Mrs. McDougal
Joan Hickson Miss Dobson
Sidney James Perce
Brian Oulton Mr. Pringle
Michael Brennan Actor
Sam Kydd Dining Steward
John Richardson Actor
Marianne Stone Hospital Administrator

Technical Credits
Ralph Thomas Director
James Bawden Camera Operator
Betty E. Box Producer
Yvonne Caffin Costumes/Costume Designer
Maurice Carter Art Director
Frank Harvey Screenwriter
Muir Mathieson Score Composer
Charles Orme Production Manager
Clifton Parker Score Composer
Geoffrey Rodway Makeup
Alfred Roome Editor
Earl St. John Executive Producer
Ernest W. Steward Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The 39 Steps
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
2. Chapter 2 [9:59]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [9:59]
5. Chapter 5 [7:08]
6. Chapter 6 [2:50]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [9:59]
9. Chapter 9 [9:59]
10. Chapter 10 [9:59]
11. Chapter 11 [4:53]

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