Alfred Hitchcock

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an unexpected romance with the cool Pamela (Madeline Carroll). Adapted from a novel by John Buchan, this classic wrong-man thriller from the Master of Suspense anticipates the director’s most famous works (especially North by Northwest), and remains one of his cleverest and most entertaining films.

Film Info

  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • United Kingdom
  • 1935
  • 86 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #56

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane
  • Hitchcock: The Early Years (2000), a British documentary covering the director’s prewar career
  • Original footage from British broadcaster Mike Scott’s 1966 television interview with Hitchcock
  • Complete broadcast of the 1937 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation, starring Ida Lupino and Robert Montgomery
  • New visual essay by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff
  • Audio excerpts from François Truffaut’s 1962 interviews with Hitchcock
  • Original production design drawings
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic David Cairns

New cover by F. Ron Miller

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

DVD Box Set

50 Discs

Ships Nov 6, 2019

$650.00

Collector's Set

Classic Hitchcock

Classic Hitchcock

Blu-Ray Box Set

4 Discs

Ships Nov 6, 2019

$75.96

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane
  • Hitchcock: The Early Years (2000), a British documentary covering the director’s prewar career
  • Original footage from British broadcaster Mike Scott’s 1966 television interview with Hitchcock
  • Complete broadcast of the 1937 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation, starring Ida Lupino and Robert Montgomery
  • New visual essay by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff
  • Audio excerpts from François Truffaut’s 1962 interviews with Hitchcock
  • Original production design drawings
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic David Cairns

New cover by F. Ron Miller

The 39 Steps
Cast
Robert Donat
Richard Hannay
Madeleine Carroll
Pamela
Lucie Mannheim
Annabella Smith
Godfrey Tearle
Professor Jordan
Peggy Ashcroft
Margaret, the crofter's wife
John Laurie
John, the crofter
Helen Haye
Mrs. Jordan
Frank Cellier
Sheriff
Wylie Watson
Mr. Memory
Credits
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Adapted from the novel by
John Buchan
Adaptation
Charles Bennett
Continuity
Alma Reville
Dialogue
Ian Hay
Photography
Bernard Knowles
Art director
O. Werndoff
Editor
D. N. Twist
Sound recordist
A. Birch
Wardrobe
Marianne
Dress designer
J. Strassner
Musical director
Louis Levy

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