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The 39 Steps (1935) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie

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THE 39 STEPS is a british production directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935.
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Lucie Mannheim is stabbed to death at Robert Donat's home after having revealed to him that a mysterious organization is stealing important state secrets. Donat, accused of Lucie's murder, goes to Scotland in order to find John Laurie, the man who could prove him innocent. But the police and the members of the 39 steps are right behind Donat. One of Hitchcock's english masterpieces.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding a spy/saboteur Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals portrayed sympathetically on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Canadian

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Prairie?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Is this movie based on a    -   book

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