The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

  • 1935
  • Thriller
  • GBR
While on vacation in London, Canadian Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) becomes embroiled in an international spy ring related to the mysterious "39 steps." Then he meets agent Annabella Smith (Lucie Mannheim), who is soon killed in his apartment. He must elude the police, who are hunting him for murder, while he tries to stop Professor Jordan (Godfrey Tearle) from sending secrets out of the country. Hannay is assisted by Pamela (Madeleine Carroll), an unwilling accomplice who discovers the truth.


Richard Hannay/Mr. Hammond/Capt. Fraser/Henry Hopkinson
Professor Jordan
Miss Annabella Smith
Margaret, crofter's wife
Mr. Memory
Mrs. Jordan


Alfred Hitchcock Director
John Buchan Writer
Charles Bennett Writer
Ian Hay Writer
Michael Balcon Producer
Ivor Montagu Producer
Jack Beaver Original Music
Hubert Bath Original Music
Bernard Knowles Cinematographer
Derek N. Twist Film Editor
Albert Jullion Art Direction
Oscar Frederick Werndorff Art Direction
Joe Strassner Costume Designer