Set in 1914, this suspenseful action thriller is much closer to John Buchan's original novel than Hitchcock's classic version. Colonel Scudder (John Mills), a member of British intelligence, discovers a plot to assassinate the Greek Prime Minister and trigger a war. After two of his colleagues are murdered, Scudder takes refuge with Richard Hannay (Robert Powell). Caught up in international intrigue and murder, Hannay soon finds himself on the run from the conspirators and the police. Featuring a marvellous cast of British characters actors and a nail-biting climax set on the face of Big Ben!

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The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978)

Action/Mystery/Adventure/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 42m

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A game of terror begins. The only clues... Are the victims.

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Set in 1914, this suspenseful action thriller is much closer to John Buchan's original novel than Hitchcock's classic version. Colonel Scudder (John Mills), a member of British intelligence, discovers a plot to assassinate the Greek Prime Minister and trigger a war. After two of his colleagues are murdered, Scudder takes refuge with Richard Hannay (Robert Powell). Caught up in international intrigue and murder, Hannay soon finds himself on the run from the conspirators and the police. Featuring a marvellous cast of British characters actors and a nail-biting climax set on the face of Big Ben!

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

Rank Organisation, Norfolk International Pictures

Budget

$2,000,000

Revenue

$10,000,000
Cast
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Robert Powell

Hannay
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David Warner

Appleton
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Eric Porter

Lomas
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Karen Dotrice

Alex
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John Mills

Scudder
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George Baker

Sir Walter Bullivant
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Ronald Pickup

Bayliss
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Donald Pickering

Marshall
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Timothy West

Porton
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Miles Anderson

David
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Andrew Keir

Lord Rohan
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Robert Flemyng

Magistrate
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William Squire

Harkness
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Paul McDowell

McLean
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David Collings

Tillotson
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John Normington

Fletcher
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John Welsh

Lord Belthane
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Edward de Souza

Woodville (as Edward De Souza)
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Tony Steedman

Admiral
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John Grieve

P.C. Forbes
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Andrew Downie

Stewart
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Derek Anders

Donald
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Oliver Maguire

Martins
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Joan Henley

Lady Nettleship
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Prentis Hancock

Perryman
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Leo Dolan

Milkman
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James Garbutt

Miller
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Artro Morris

The Scot
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Robert Gillespie

Crombie
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Raymond Young

Guide
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Paul Jerricho

P.C. Scott
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Michael Bilton

Vicar
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Donald Bisset

Renfrew
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Lewis Alexander

Bystander at Albert Court (uncredited)
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Ian Clowe

Piper (uncredited)
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Harold Coyne

Man at Meeting (uncredited)
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Maxwell Craig

Man at Liberal Party Meeting (uncredited)
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Harry Fielder

Policeman (uncredited)
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Roy Lansford

Official (uncredited)
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Aileen Lewis

Lady on Stairs (uncredited)
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John Tatum

Parliamentary Committee Member (uncredited)
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Reg Thomason

Minister (uncredited)
Crew
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John Coquillon

Cinematograpy
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Eric Boyd-Perkins

Editor
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Don Sharp

Director
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Peter Childs

Art
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Ken Barker

Sound
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Greg Smith

Producer
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Michael Robson

Writer
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Ed Welch

Music
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James Kenelm Clarke

Producer
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John Buchan

Writer
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Vernon Messenger

Sound
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Denise Exshaw

Art
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Frank Bevis

Producer
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Percy Godbold

Art
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Terry Poulton

Sound
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Jack Notman

Art
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Peter Sutton

Sound
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Don Wortham

Sound
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Peter Desbois

Sound
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John Hayward

Sound
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Thirty Nine Steps

(DVD)

11/10/2010

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