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on 17 February 2014
The best, is this first attempt at this story. A bit grainy in places but as its an old film you would expect that.
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on 4 January 2013
The best of the 3 (or 4 if you count the BBC) films of the 39 steps. Superb acting and the suspense builds nicely.
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on 18 November 2015
Just love this movie this version is really good so love watching black and white movies there is the 1959 version with kenneth moore which is good.
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on 17 January 2012
Very few films can boast real, believable, chemistry between a male and a female lead. Hithcock's two stars here are excellent and thier relaxed, naturalistic performances are way ahead of their time. It's a ripping adventure yarn from beginning to end shot with shed-loads of style, and a great supporting cast. It's even got that scottish bloke out of 'Dad's Army' as a highland wife-beater! Classic stuff.
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on 13 October 2013
A good print for such an old movie. The only other copy of this movie I need to buy now is the kennett More versoin .Well done on the BluRay print.
Ken Barrett
Mooroolbark
Vic Australia
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on 21 August 2016
quick delivery, dispatchers deserve 5 stars. the film just lacks quality and and does not stay true to the book .
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on 10 July 2015
What's not to love, a classic! and the one to watch before going to see the play at the Criterion in London.
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VINE VOICEon 12 September 2005
One of Hitchcock's earliest hits, The 39 Steps sees The Master unravelling the soon-to-be-typical plot of an innocent man on the run, trying to prove his innocence. The film stands out for several reasons; Firstly, the performance by Donat as the innocent Hannay, chased by both the Law and the spy ring he must infiltrate to save himself, is probably the best of his career. He easily shows the frustration his character must be feeling as his attempts are thwarted at every turn, but keeps the British stiff upper lip attitude, a sense of humour, and manages to convince us that he has the ability to charm Pamela while handcuffed to her. The rest of the cast are strong, including Carroll as Pamela, Mannheim as the mysterious Miss Smith, and Tearle as the devious Professor Jordan. Secondly, the sets and scenery are fantastic, moving from London to train, to the misty moors of Scotland, and back. Thirdly, we see the beginnings of the technical skill Hitchock was becoming proficient in, with many memorable cuts and fades. Finally, the humour Hitchcok injects into the story raises it above typical thrillers of the day, without having the budget of his American counterparts. There are many visual gags, and subtle sexual innuendo, provided in part by the excellent cameos. As an early Hitchcock chase thriller, this has everything you could wish for.

Unfortunately, though unsurprisingly, the features are sparse, with only a gallery and biographies. As the film is so old, there is not much archive footage, and most people involved with it are dead, though interviews with fans, or with Hitchcock's family like on other DVD's would have made this better. Probably only Hitchcock fans will buy though simply to have a good version of the film
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on 22 July 2015
I totally love this movie. Only problem is that the film quality on DVD is pretty poor.
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on 4 April 2016
Bought for my husband who is a big 39 Steps fan! Needed to replace his VHS copy.
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