A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage agent and soon finds himself in one jam after another.
A man meets a young woman who is being pursued by foreign spies and takes her back to his apartment. When she is murdered there by the foreign agents that same night, the man must go on the run and expose the spy ring in order to prove his innocence. This DVD edition includes the following supplements: 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.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 56.|
-- (Fictitious character)
Intelligence service -- Drama.
Detective and mystery films.
|Publisher|| [Chicago, IL] :Criterion Collection,1999
|Edition||RSDL dual-layer ed.|
|Other Titles|| Thirty-nine steps.
Alfred Hitchcock's the 39 steps
Donat, Robert, 1905-1958.
Carroll, Madeleine, 1906-1987.
Mannheim, Lucie, 1895-1976.
Tearle, Godfrey, 1884-1953.
Ashcroft, Peggy, 1907-1991.
Laurie, John, 1897-1980.
Haye, Helen, 1874-1957.
Cellier, Frank, 1884-1948.
Buchan, John, 1875-1940. Thirty-nine steps.
Gaumont British Picture Corp.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie, Helen Haye, Frank Cellier, Wylie Watson.
Director of photography, Bernard Knowles ; editor, D.N. Twist ; musical director, Louis Levy.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
English language tracks with English subtitles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1935.
Based on novel by John Buchan.
Special features: audio commentary by Hitchcock scholar Marian Keene; 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 1935 press book; original productin design drawings.
DVD, Dolby digital mono, new transfer with restored image and sound, Region 1 encoding.
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.