The 39 Steps


The 39 Steps (2008)




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A suspenseful adaptation of John Buchan's thriller "The 39 Steps," about former intelligence officer Richard Hannay, who's pursued by the police in the weeks leading up to WWI for a murder he didn't commit. He's also sought by German agents after being handed a coded notebook, but finds an ally in suffragette Victoria Sinclair, who soon joins him on the run.

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Rupert Penry-Jones
as Richard Hannay
Lydia Leonard
as Victoria Sinclair
David Haig
as Sir George Sinclair
Patrick Malahide
as Professor Fisher
Patrick Kennedy
as Harry Sinclair
Eddie Marsan
as Scudder
Alex Jennings
as Capt. Kell
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Pretty good. Nothing spectacular.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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The 39 Steps is a likable made for BBC film based on the book by John Buchan. The Alfred Hitchcock version is a classic and this film takes a smarter approach than the film-makers did that remade Psycho. Rather than being a shot by shot remake, it's pretty different than the Hitchcock version even if the plot is a lot alike. I also think Rupert Penry-Jones did a fine job in the lead as a man mistaken as a murderer of a spy and on the run from police.

Jim Woehr
Jim Woehr

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Television Film BBC One, December 2008

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