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The 39 Steps


Originally directed in 1935 by Alfred Hitchcock this thriller is loosely based on the 1915 adventure novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. Its a story about an everyman civilian in London, Richard Hannay, who becomes caught up in preventing an organization of spies called the 39 Steps from stealing British military secrets. After being mistakenly accused of the murder of a counter-espionage agent, Hannay goes on the run to Scotland with an attractive woman in the hopes of stopping the spy ring and clearing his name.