The 39 Steps (1935)

Director
Alfred Hitchcock

Main cast
Robert Donat; Madeleine Carroll; Lucie Mannheim; Godfrey Tearle; Peggy Ashcroft

Genres
Action, Thriller, Mystery

Description
Richard Hannay is a Canadian visitor to London. At the end of "Mr Memory's" show in a music hall, he meets Annabella Smith who is running away from secret agents. He accepts her request to hide her in his flat, but in the night she is murdered. Fearing he could be accused of her murder, Hannay goes on the run determined to break the spy ring.


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