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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Robert Donat
Madeleine Carroll
Lucie Mannheim
Godfrey Tearle
Peggy Ashcroft
John Laurie
Directors
Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriters
Charles Bennett
Alma Reville
Running Time
87 minutes

The 39 Steps
A Hitchcock classic


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Plot
After stepping into a music hall at random, Richard Hannay finds himself mixed up with spies, a mystery woman and murder. On the run, he uses his wits to escape the police and is, literally, attached to a blonde with which he shares the rest of his journey, filled with intriguing characters.


Verdict
After the curtain has fallen, you'll be happy for a week.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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