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.
- The Thirty Nine Steps review by JD
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You rated this film: 4
Although there are moments of great suspense I would not class this as a thriller; More a period drama or detective drama. Set in 1914 there are plenty of references to the build up of the great war but the interest is centred on Robert Powell's character which is brilliantly played. A right ripping yarn.