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The 39 Steps Review

Details  Directed by Alfred Hitchcock  Screenplay by Charles Bennett, Ian Hay  Based on The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (1915)  Released on June 6 (UK), August 2 (US) 1935  Running time 86 minutes.  Cast Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, and Godfrey Tearle  Break Down:  The film opens in a packed theater located in London where a show is about to begin. …

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Easy Virtue (1928)

After directing the film adaptation of Downhill, Gainsborough convinced Hitchcock that he should lead another play to film adaptation, this time for the play Easy Virtue. This play was also one of Noel Cowards’ creations, so it was a no-brainer to pair it with Hitchcock once again. Hitchcock, however, was hesitant to direct another adaptation as one …

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Downhill (1927)

Downhill, otherwise known as “When Boys Leave Home” in the United States, is a silent film released in 1927 based on the play, Downhill. When released, it became the fourth film for the now renowned director Alfred Hitchcock. It is incredible to go back and see how Hitchcock’s style was evident in even his earliest …

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