The 39 Steps (1935)

81 or 87 mins | Comedy-drama | 1 August 1935

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writer:

Charles Bennett

Cinematographer:

Bernard Knowles

Editor:

Derek Twist

Production Designer:

Oscar Werndorff

Production Company:

Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
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HISTORY

This film was reissued in the United States in July 1938. Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon, Assoc prod Ivor Montagu and Des Albert Jullion in the production. ...

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This film was reissued in the United States in July 1938. Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon, Assoc prod Ivor Montagu and Des Albert Jullion in the production.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Sep 1935
p. 7
Hollywood Reporter
28 Jun 1935
p. 7
Motion Picture Herald
6 Jul 1935
p. 75
New York Times
14 Sep 1935
p. 8
Variety
19 Jun 1935
p. 21
Variety
18 Sep 1935
p. 15
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 August 1935
Premiere Information:
London opening: Jun 1935
Production Date:
at Shepherd's Bush, England
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
6 June 1935
LP5732
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
81 or 87
Length(in feet):
7,821
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

On vacation in London, Canadian Richard Hannay becomes embroiled in a spy hunt when a German double-agent, Miss Smith, is murdered in his apartment. He is suspected of the murder, and in his search for the real murderer, he abducts an attractive blonde named Pamela. As the two travel through Britain, Pamela comes to trust Richard, and they slowly fall in love. In the end, Richard uncovers the spy ring and finally proves his ...

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On vacation in London, Canadian Richard Hannay becomes embroiled in a spy hunt when a German double-agent, Miss Smith, is murdered in his apartment. He is suspected of the murder, and in his search for the real murderer, he abducts an attractive blonde named Pamela. As the two travel through Britain, Pamela comes to trust Richard, and they slowly fall in love. In the end, Richard uncovers the spy ring and finally proves his innocence.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Espionage


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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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