The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps (1935)

Handcuffed to the girl who double-crossed him

  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1935-06-06
  • User Rating: 7.368/10 from 842 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 26min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Gaumont-British Picture Corporation
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
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Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed - with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as The 39 Steps.

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  • Robert Donat

    as Richard Hannay
  • Madeleine Carroll

    as Pamela
  • Lucie Mannheim

    as Annabella Smith
  • Godfrey Tearle

    as Professor Jordan
  • Peggy Ashcroft

    as The Crofter's Wife Margaret
  • John Laurie

    as John the Crofter
  • Helen Haye

    as Louisa Jordan
  • Frank Cellier

    as Sheriff Watson
  • Wylie Watson

    as Mr. Memory
  • Gus McNaughton

    as Salesman on the Flying Scotsman
  • Jerry Verno

    as Salesman on the Flying Scotsman
  • Peggy Simpson

    as The Jordans' Maid
  • Matthew Boulton

    as Fake Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Pat Hagate

    as M.C. Who Introduces Mr. Memory (uncredited)
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    as Man Walking Past Bus (uncredited)
  • Carleton Hobbs

    as Fake Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Inglis

    as Professor Jordan's Daughter Pat (uncredited)
  • Quinton McPherson

    as Clergyman on the Flying Scotsman (uncredited)
  • Frederick Piper

    as The Milkman (uncredited)
  • Hilda Trevelyan

    as The Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)
  • Ivor Barnard

    as Political Meeting Chairman (uncredited)
  • Ex-Det. Sergt. Bishop

    as Police Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Wallace Bosco

    as Palladium Doorman (uncredited)
  • Vida Hope

    as Usherette (uncredited)
  • James Knight

    as Detective at London Palladium (uncredited)
  • Miles Malleson

    as Palladium Manager (uncredited)
  • John Rae

    as Audience Member at Political Meeting (uncredited)
  • John Turnbull

    as Scottish Police Inspector (uncredited)
  • S. J. Warmington

    as Scotland Yard Man (uncredited)
  • Charles Bennett

    as Second Passerby Near the Bus (uncredited)
Directing Alfred Hitchcock Director
Writing Charles Bennett Writer
Production Michael Balcon Producer
Production Ivor Montagu Associate Producer
Sound Jack Beaver Original Music Composer
Camera Bernard Knowles Director of Photography
Editing Derek N. Twist Editor
Sound Peter Birch Sound Recordist
Sound Louis Levy Original Music Composer
Sound Louis Levy Music Director
Sound Louis Levy Conductor
Directing Alma Reville Script Supervisor
Directing Alma Reville Continuity
Writing Ian Hay Writer
Art Oscar Friedrich Werndorff Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Joe Strassner Costume Designer
Directing Pen Tennyson Assistant Director
Art Albert Jullion Art Direction
Camera Reg Johnson Assistant Camera
Crew Albert Whitlock Scenic Artist
Costume & Make-Up Bob Clark Makeup Artist
Crew Jack Whitehead Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Marianne Wardrobe Designer
Writing John Buchan Novel
Camera Peter Sargent Clapper Loader