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Theatre Trip: The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow

By Dave Edwards

On the 15th July, the Oldbury Writing Group attended Patrick Barlow’s production of the classic thriller The 39 Steps at the Oldbury Rep… 85 more words

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The 39 Steps (1935, Alfred Hitchcock)

There are numerous good moments in The 39 Steps. Even the clunky finale is a good moment–director Hitchcock knows he’s got a good moment, he just doesn’t know how to fill in around it. 599 more words


Early Hitchcock? Yes. Minor Hitchcock? Definitely Not. - The 39 Steps (1935)

***Spoiler Warning! Yes, I’m writing about a more than 80 year old movie today, but just as this was my first viewing of the movie, therefore it was new to me and there were twists I wouldn’t have wanted to know about, I’m sure there are those of you out there who are in the same situation, and even though I’m not going to be talking about the very ending of the movie, there are some twists that are unavoidable. 728 more words


The 39 Steps


Lyric Theatre, The Lowry

Poor Richard Hannay – framed for the murder of a mysterious young woman  he’s only recently met, he’s had to go on the run to a remote corner of the Scottish Highlands in order to prove his innocence. 321 more words


Review: The 39 Steps - from Hitchcock to hilarity

Tonight we were lucky enough to go along to the opening night of The 39 Steps at The Lowry, and what a fun-packed frolic it was! 456 more words

Reaching Fever Pitch

Whether you are an ardent supporter of one of the teams currently battling it out in Euro 2016, or you have seen the headlines reporting the good, and unfortunately bad, of the tournament, you can’t have missed the fact that football fever has really taken hold. 533 more words

One Spy to Another: The 39 Steps


I can’t name the first Hitchcock movie I ever saw. I’ve loved him for so long it’s impossible to say where my obsession began. 978 more words