The Thirty Nine Steps

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 are headed by Appleton who has managed to hide himself in a high-placed position in the British Government...

Writing:
  • John Buchan
  • Michael Robson
Directing:
  • Don Sharp
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  • Release Date: 1978-11-04
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 102

David Collings

Tillotson

William Squire

Harkness

Andrew Keir

Lord Rohan

Guy Standeven

General (uncredited)

Robert Powell

Richard Hannay

David Warner

Sir Edmund Appleton

John Mills

Scudder

Karen Dotrice

Alex Mackenzie

Eric Porter

Chief Superintendent Lomas

George Baker

Sir Walter Bullivant

Robert Flemyng

Magistrate

John Welsh

Lord Belthane

Edward de Souza

Woodville
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