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A stream of consciousness review of Alfred Hitchcock's Secret Agent

Just watched Secret Agent. One of Hitchcock’s sillier films, but I loved it nonetheless. John Gielgud’s character was another of Hitchcock’s pompous twits, Peter Lorre plays a crazed Mexican general apparently on the run from Mexico during their revolution, Robert Young is a characteristically swell American, a million laughs, and then, uncharacteristically, a noirish cad, and of course there’s Madeleine Carroll again, after having just seen her and her legs (and Robert Donat’s hand) in… 693 more words


One Step for Man, 39 Steps for Comedy

Kingsport’s State Theatre Company opens its second production this weekend with The 39 Steps, a play adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film. 140 more words

Hitchcock hilarity

The 39 Steps

Brisbane Arts Theatre

February 25 – April 1

From its initial soundtrack strains of the 1932 British song ‘Hush, Hush, Hush (Here Comes the Boogeyman)’, it is clear that “The 39 Steps” is of no particular time and place sensibility. 427 more words


The Ace of Spades: ‘Lemmy’ Tell You Something…

In this 1935 ‘quota quickie’ from Twickenham Films, politician Nick Trent’s campaign is threatened when the local landowner he was arguing with is found dead. The only people who can clear his name are his rival’s wife and her lover, Nick’s brother, who hit and killed the man with his car. 72 more words


The Man Who Knew Too Much (UK, 1934)

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock. My lifelong pursuit to work through the Hitchcock filmography is more of a haphazard hobby, when I see a movie here or there, I try to make a point of seeing it, for its own sake. 373 more words

The 39 Steps

the 39 steps
dir. alfred hitchcock

Hitchcock’s 1935 spy-thriller is a significant improvement over his previous Man Who Knew Too Much in almost every element the former struggled with. 147 more words

"39 Steps" re-opens the Ghent Playhouse for its 42nd season

The 42nd Season of the Ghent Playhouse begins with The 39 Steps. Adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, this fast paced melodrama is based on the novel by John Buchan and the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock. 306 more words