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    Unique ID Code: 0000022524
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    Added on: 16/9/2001 01:00
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    39 Steps, The (Criterion) (Region Free)

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    Handcuffed to the girl who double-crossed him
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 86 mins
    Retail Price: $39.95
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    The best known of Hitchcock`s British films, this civilized thriller follows the escapades of Richard Hannay (Robert Donat), who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors - a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued. This classic Hitchcock "wrong man" thriller includes a stop in John Laurie`s crofter`s cottage, a political meeting where Hannay improvises a speech without knowing who or what he`s supporting, and a period where he`s handcuffed to the resentful heroine (Madeleine Carroll). Adapted from John Buchan`s novel, The 39 Steps encapsulates themes that anticipate Hitchcock`s biggest American thrillers (especially North By Northwest), and is a standout among his early works.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Audio essay by Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane
    The Complete 1937 broadcast of the Lux Radio Theatre adaptation, performed by Robert Montgomery and Ida Lupino
    The Art of Film: Vintage Hitchcock, a Janus Films documentary detailing the director`s British period
    Excerpts from the original 1935 press book
    Original production design drawings

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Alfred Hitchcock

    Written By:

    Peggy Ashcroft
    Godfrey Tearle
    Lucie Mannheim
    Madeleine Carroll
    Robert Donat

    Soundtrack By:
    Hubert Bath

    Director of Photography:
    Bernard Knowles

    Derek N. Twist

    Costume Designer:
    Joe Strassner

    Ivor Montagu
    Michael Balcon


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