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Thirty nine steps to a riotous carnage of comedy

Does anyone read John Buchan seriously any more? His most famous work, a po-faced and solemn, slightly jingoistic, spy thriller which became in turn a gripping Hitchcock movie, is now one of theatre’s favourite comedies. 470 more words

Duke City Rep Climbs "The 39 Steps"

Patrick Barlow’s prize-winning adaptation/spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film “The 39 Steps” (itself based on a 1915 novel by John Buchan) is being brilliantly and hilariously staged by The Duke City Repertory Theatre at The Cell under the direction of Vincent Carlson-Brown. 438 more words

[Theatre] The 39 Steps

I first heard about The 39 Steps through a Playbill from a production in New York City that my sister had attended while she was in the US. 923 more words


the 39 steps

I had never read this classic that inspired Hitchcock’s 39 steps (which I neither watched before).  The setting of the book is slightly different from the film: it takes place in England and Scotland a few weeks before the First  World War. 150 more words


The 39 Steps (1935) Review


Richard Hannay, a Canadian visitor to London gets caught in a web of espionage after he takes home Annabella Smith with  him after an incident in a Music Hall show featuring one Mr. 1,035 more words

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Things That Made Me Smile #10

What a week! The sun has been shining, and it’s finally felt like Spring, even with hints of Summer creeping in. I even spent Friday afternoon with my bare exposed to the world for the first time all year, blinding passers by with the sheer whiteness of my Winter legs. 1,329 more words


Review - 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' - John Buchan

A few years ago, I watched the 2005 adaptation of The Thirty-Nine Steps starring Rupert Penry-Jones, and I thought it was a fun mix between period drama and James Bond. 692 more words