- General info
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.
- Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter, Karen Dotrice, John Mills, George Baker, Ronald Pickup, Donald Pickering, Timothy West, Miles Anderson, Andrew Keir, Robert Flemyng, William Squire, Paul McDowell, David Collings, John Normington, John Welsh, Edward de Souza, Tony Steedman, John Grieve
- Don Sharp
- Michael Robson, John Buchan
- British Films, Thrillers
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 98 minutes
- English Hard of Hearing
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
- Original trailer
- On location with Robert Powell
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- The Thirty Nine Steps review by JD
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.
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