The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)

The year is 1914 and Richard Hannay, Mining Engineer who is visiting Britain for a short time before returning to South Africa, is shocked when one of his neighbours, Colonel Scudder, bursts into his rooms one night and tells him a story that Prussian 'sleeper' agents are planning to pre-start World War I by murdering a visiting foreign minister. However, Scudder is murdered and Hannay is framed for the death by the 'sleepers'. Fleeing to Scotland Hannay attempts to clear his name and to stop the agents with the aid of Alex Mackenzie but not only is he is chased by Chief Supt Lomas for Scudder's death but by the agents who is headed by Appleton who has managed to hide himself in a high-placed position in the British Government...

Directing:
  • Don Sharp

Writing:
  • John Buchan
  • Michael Robson

Stars:
Release Date: 1978-11-04
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 102
David Warner
David Warner
Sir Edmund Appleton
John Mills
John Mills
Scudder
Robert Powell
Robert Powell
Richard Hannay
George Baker
George Baker
Sir Walter Bullivant
Eric Porter
Eric Porter
Chief Superintendent Lomas
Karen Dotrice
Karen Dotrice
Alex Mackenzie
Ronald Pickup
Ronald Pickup
Bayliss
Donald Pickering
Donald Picker...
Marshall
Timothy West
Timothy West
Porton
Miles Anderson
Miles Anderso...
David
Andrew Keir
Andrew Keir
Lord Rohan
Robert Flemyng
Robert Flemyn...
Magistrate
David Collings
David Colling...
Tillotson
John Normington
John Normingt...
Fletcher
John Welsh
John Welsh
Lord Belthane
Edward de Souza
Edward de Sou...
Woodville
Tony Steedman
Tony Steedman
Admiral
Donald Bisset
Donald Bisset
Renfrew
Prentis Hancock
Prentis Hanco...
Perryman
Robert Gillespie
Robert Gilles...
Crombie
Raymond Young
Raymond Young
Guide
Michael Bilton
Michael Bilto...
Vicar
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