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Top March 2018 First-Views

I’ve been listing my favorite new-to-me films of each month on Facebook and Twitter, but I thought I’d start doing so here, especially since this platform allows me to include stills from the films more easily. 151 more words


Z To A: The 39 Steps (1935)

(Z To A is an ongoing series: cumulative reviews of my DVD collection in reverse alphabetical order.)

Plot Synopsis: The best known of Hitchcock’s British films, this civilized spy yarn follows the escapades of Richard Hannay (Robert Donat), who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors- a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued.  1,079 more words


Book Review - The 39 Steps

Sometimes context is everything. In his own introduction Buchan explained that he was trying to write a ‘shocker’, a book that pushes the readers suspension of disbelief to its furthest extreme. 245 more words

Ep 51. THE HITCH-HIKE: The Wrong Men

To kick off season two of the podcast, Alex and Jonathan are taking five episodes to examine the work and themes of the great Alfred Hitchcock. 115 more words


The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

This novella has been on my radar for such a long time that I can’t even remember why I wanted to read it in the first place. 342 more words


Watch Your Step at the Blue Barn



adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchanan 

The original cast returns in this retro-Award-winning flashback! Mix a 1930s Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy film noir and a dash of Monty Python and you have an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure. 212 more words


The 39 Steps (1935) - reviewed by George

Okay, let’s start out by correcting a mistake I made. I wrote that “Waltzes from Vienna” was Hitchcock’s last non-suspense film, and that is wrong. His last non-suspense film is his second Hollywood film, called “Mr. 398 more words