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Aug 09, 2019DanglingConversations rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
the commentary was patronizing and not useful for modern audiences but the movie is an historical gem. Acting styles are so old fashioned... over telegraphing their internal emotions. Really interesting.
Oct 27, 20181aa rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a rather entertaining film; a clever plot; suspenseful; the viewer often does not know where the story is heading. For such an old film (1935) its rather smooth, not clunky as one might anticipate.
Sep 07, 2018RescueDog rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed the commentary & the extras that were on this dvd. I enjoyed them more than the movie.
Oct 31, 2017miaone rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I'm very glad I watched this with the commentary playing. For the first time, I understood what Hitchcock was up to when he made the movie.
Sep 30, 2017ba_library rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Don't think I had seen this Hitchcock film before. Classic spy mystery involving secret agents with crucial information that must be protected. Unfortunately, it falls into the hands of an innocent couple who are pursued through the…
Aug 16, 2017Cate03 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Watched it twice. Had to rewatch because I didn't really get it. Had one freaky part then got dull again. Ending was fine but a bit anti-climactic.
Sep 26, 2016Onewhoissaved rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
"The 39 Steps", written by John Buchan in 1915 is a terrific movie and a book. (Buchan himself is quite the man in real life.) World War I was a year old and now one was unaware of sabotage and its potential devasting effects on…
Aug 05, 2016
One of the all-time great capital-R Romantic movies. Mistaken identity, kidnap, handcuffed to a naïve young beauty, a dark and lonely road, moonlight, fog, babbling brook, open moors, dastardly foreign agents, quirky British characters…
Jul 06, 2016akirakato rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This is a 1935 British spy-thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1915 adventure novel "The Thirty-Nine Steps" by John Buchan. Richard Hannay becomes caught up in preventing an organization of spies called "The 39…
May 21, 2014hoacornell rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Made several times over the years but none better than the original "39 Steps" with Robert Donat in the leading role. The movie keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. This is a story of spies, coded messages, and a…
THUD55
Nov 01, 2013THUD55 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed it but not as much as The Lady Vanishes. Robert Donat was better than in his other movies. I still don't know how or why he won on Oscar that year he won. I had never seen Madeleine Carroll in a film. she was very good. it's…
Aug 27, 2013Liber_vermis rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A fast paced tale of an innocent man falling into the murderous web of a spy network. It often seems quaint and prudish compared to contemporary social norms. The at times slap-stick actions and nuanced word play serve to relieve the…
Jul 30, 2013MeReneG rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
An earlier (1935) "Hitch" film than expected, but that added to the enjoyment. Certainly had all the elements noted by AtomicFez. Certainly more drama than comedy, but some tongue-in-cheek situations and black humour arise (e.g., dinner…
Apr 02, 2013randpog rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Gripping, fun, nostalgic, intriguing, and amusing. I would watch again.
btmslt
Jul 10, 2012btmslt rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A good spy thriller. One can deffinately see similarities between this film and North by Northwest.
Mar 20, 2012
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GManBruce
Dec 28, 2011GManBruce rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Alfred Hitchcock, if he never made another movie, would still be among the best of the best having created this gem. So many other directors have used his ideas to push forward their stories in the drama genre it is easy to see even this…
Aug 14, 2011AtomicFez rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The original version, as it was re-made in 1959, then again in 1978, and for TV in 2008. It's also being developed into another future movie following the original's story-line, so stay tuned for that. There's so much one can find in…