The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

DVD - 2010
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Wrongfully accused of murder, Richard Hannay finds himself on a roller coaster action adventure full of excitement, drama, danger, fun, and romance as he attempts to save the nation from invasion. On the run from spies and the police, the last thing he expected was to be stuck with Victoria Sinclair, an opinionated suffragette, but their mutual loathing turns to romance as they find themselves facing death together.
Publisher: [England] : British Broadcasting Corporation ; [New York] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
ISBN: 9781419887437
1419887432
Branch Call Number: DVD THIRTY-
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Thirty-nine steps

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coasting
Aug 20, 2015

Awful !

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IV27HUjg
Apr 18, 2015

John Buchan tale put to film with humor & an actor that's very easy on the eyes. Great landscapes. Some unbelievable events, but it was written many years ago.

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Onewhoissaved
Mar 16, 2015

"The 39 steps" ought to be renamed "The 39 Yawns". Have you read the book by Buchan? There are no women in it, certainly no love story. Hitchcock introduced a woman and forever changed the meaning of the title completely. In this latest filming I was disgusted with the woman secret service agent posing as a suffragette. She certainly lacks the kind of looks that attract men, of any era. The actor portraying Richard Hannay did well enough but he was hampered by an inferior screen play by Lizzie Mickery. Director James Hawes should get a different title: Misdirector. The only two good performances were by Eddie Marsan as Scudder and Patrick Malahide as Professor Fisher. The airplane was in the original story but it didn't have machine guns. The BBC didn't show themselves as anything but cheap doing this rendition. I looked this up on Wikipedia and was surprised by how much approval the showing received, most from those involved with its writing and production. Their biggest problem was getting away from Buchan and going with politically correct thinking. Modern people can not associate to previous generations and earlier realities.

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jazeebelle
Nov 05, 2014

I really enjoyed this far more than i thought. Period pieces usually bore me and when this started i thought it was going to be droll. Was i ever pleasantly surprised. Plus it has arguably one of the most sensual scenes i've seen in any flick (and i don't mean that in a perv way, if you watch it or have seen it, you will know what i mean) I also liked the bits of comedy relief. The movie didn't take itself too seriously but didn't feel like a farce.

EuSei Mar 05, 2014

(Contain spoilers.) Interesting movie, with good action, although some little flaws in the plot. Based on John Buchan homonymous book, the movie has gorgeous Rupert Penry-Jones as disillusioned engineer Richard Hannay and Lidia Leonard as hyper-active suffragette Victoria Sinclair. There were some very funny moments and I especially enjoyed the main character’s jokes about suffragettes and women. Something to note is the female counterpart contention that if women voted things would get better. Women of 21 were given the vote in 1928 in England; American and German women in 1919; in Italy, with fascist support, in 1925; Spain in 1931; Brazil 1932 (with the blessings of fascist President Getúlio Vargas). Yet, the world did not become a better place… Go figure!

nelson21 Nov 29, 2013

A real stinker of a movie. Hitchcock's original with Robert Donat and Madeline Carrol makes this look like a high school spoof. Save your time.

tazz3 Sep 22, 2013

very entertaining

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ilovewhippets
Sep 19, 2013

Wonderful movie that has lots of drama, intrigue, suprises, romance and humour! I highly recommend it! Well-done!

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phyllis49
Mar 20, 2012

Encore

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bstudent
Aug 18, 2011

This had a strong plot which travelled well through out the entire show. Not pins/needles but intrigue and interest.

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

Wrongfully accused of murder, Richard Hannay finds himself on a roller coaster action adventure full of excitement, drama, danger, fun, and romance as he attempts to save the nation from invasion. On the run from spies and the police, the last thing he expected was to be stuck with ....
Victoria Sinclair, Rupert Penry-Jones, Lydia Leonard, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Patrick Malahide, Eddie Marson.
Based on the book by John Buchan
Originally broadcast on television in 2008
an ITV production for BBC

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EuSei Mar 05, 2014

Victoria Sinclair: I don't believe in violence. Richard Hannay: Course you believe in violence - you're a suffragette. You fire-bomb the homes of politicians.

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