Kenneth more arrives in london and saves a nanny from a. There are several variations on the 39 steps theme, and i have them all in my movie collection, but this one is definitely one i watch over and over. It was written by lizzie mickery, directed by james hawes, and filmed on location in scotland, starring rupert penryjones, lydia leonard, david haig, eddie marsan, and patrick malahide. In london, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of. Produced by betty box, it is a remake of the 1935 alfred hitchcock film, loosely based on the novel the thirtynine steps by john buchan. The 39 steps is a 1959 british thriller film directed by ralph thomas, starring kenneth more and taina elg.
Kenneth gilbert more, cbe 20 september 1914 12 july 1982 was an english film and stage actor initially achieving fame in the comedy genevieve 1953, he later appeared in many roles as a carefree, happygolucky gent. The bestknown film version is alfred hitchcocks the 39 steps, released in. Sir alfred hitchcock directed the first filmed version the 39 steps 1935, and many of hitchs movies notably had suspense sequences set on famous landmarks, such as the statue of liberty in saboteur 1942, mt. His protection fails after she is stabbed by an assailant who escapes. Remake of the original alfred hitchcock movie with a more lighthearted tone and kenneth more as the lead character. Best dvd transfer of this highlyentertaining comedythriller. The 1959 film stars kenneth more as richard hannay, the lead role played in the hitchcock film by robert donat. The 39 steps is a 1959 british thriller film directed by ralph thomas and starring kenneth more and taina elg. Hitchcocks inventions disappear in bbcs latest version. The thirty nine steps 1959 although disliked by film critics the 1959 version of the thirty nine steps has by far the most location filming of any of the three versions of the movie.
This one has a little border wear, but displays beautifully. Trivia though not in the source novel, the use of the famous london landmark, big ben, in this movie, was a hitchcockian type story element. The 39 steps original uk movie poster kenneth more. His biggest hits from this period include raising a riot 1955, reach for the sky 1956, the admirable crichton 1957 and a night to remember 1958. It is a remake of the 1935 alfred hitchcock film, loosely based on the novel. The 39 steps is a 1959 british film starring kenneth more and taina elg, directed by ralph thomas. The 39 steps is a heartracing spy story by alfred hitchcock, following richard hannay oscar winner robert donat, who stumbles into a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the.
Filming took place over a large portion of central scotland albeit mostly in the trossachs area. The 39 steps the 1959 movie, trailers, videos and more at yidio. As movie theaters close, studios are turning to videoon. The 39 steps is a 2008 british television adventure thriller featurelength adaptation of the john buchan novel the thirtynine steps produced by the bbc. There he soon learns that she is not all that she seems to be, and when she is murdered, all the clues he has are that he must head for scotland and search for something to do with the 39 steps. Affable, bright and breezy kenneth more epitomised the traditional english virtues of fortitude and fun. It is the second of four films based on the novel the thirtynine steps by scottish author john buchan, although this version is more of a remake of alfred hitchcocks 1935 version the following guns were used in the film the 39 steps 1959. Description above from the wikipedia article kenneth more, licensed under ccbysa, full list of. I recently watched on video a film i had seen many times as a child and was instrumental in nurturing my interest in edwardiana. The 39 steps by ralph thomas kenneth more, taina elg. However, once you get past that fact, on its own terms this is rather an enjoyable little movie.
Kenneth more is at a vaudeville show when a shot rings out and some commotion forces him to protect a young woman by bringing her home. The 39 steps 1993 richard hannay kenneth more arrives in london and saves a nanny from a hitandrun driver before discovering that shes actually a spy trying to stop the theft of military. First things first, hitchcocks the 39 steps is and always will be a classic of the british cinema and ralph thomass remake its unashamedly a remake, rather than an adaptation of the novel fails to equal it. The adventures of sherlock holmes 1939 full movie holmes vs moriarty. This remake of the 1935 classic hitchcock film, kenneth more stars as a young man who unwittingly. We will mention anyone who helps and give full credit for all location shots received.
In the 1959 remake, which starred kenneth more as hannay. The 39 steps 1959 starring kenneth more as richard hannay and. In ralph thomass remake, kenneth more is thrown into the mystery by the death of a beautiful spy who has told him of an enemy group, the. The 39 steps is a 1959 british thriller film directed by ralph thomas. This is the first of two remakes of hitchcocks original masterpiece. Take advantage of great prices on bluray, 4k, merchandise, games, clothing and more. I can wholeheartedly recommend this 1978 movie to anyone. Kenneth gilbert more cbe 20 september 1914 12 july 1982 was a highly successful english film actor during the postworld war ii era and starred in many feature films, often in the role of an archetypal carefree and happygolucky middleclass gentleman.
The story line is somewhat different to the original hitchcock movie and is much more interesting. In london, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a british agent whos after a spy ring that covets british military secrets. Richard hannay, this time played by kenneth more, meets a young nanny and takes her back to his flat. Kenneth more was a great actor, both in this movie and in the father brown series one of my favorites. Actor kenneth more movies list, kenneth more filmography.
The 39 steps is a 1959 british thriller film produced by betty box, directed by ralph thomas and starring kenneth more and taina elg. Kenneth more full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. As seen in the 39 steps, more, with his slightly clipped, wellspoken voice. At the height of his fame in the 1950s he was britains most popular film star and had appeared in a string of box office hits including genevieve 1953, doctor in the house 1954, reach for the sky 1956 and a night to remember 1958. The thirty nine steps scotland the movie location guide. English the 39 steps is a 1959 british thriller film directed by ralph thomas and starring kenneth more and taina elg. Original british quads for this are as rare as the eggs of an elephant, and highly prized. The 39 steps is the 1959 remake of alfred hitchcocks classic original, directed this time out by ralph thomas and adapted, once again, from the novel by john buchan.
The 39 steps 1935 alfred hitchcock full movie youtube. Running a very close second to the first, robert donat version, kenneth mores 1959 steps withtaina elgs help, was an absolute delight. Buy the 39 steps kenneth more version from zavvi, the home of pop culture. Hitchcocks inventions disappear in bbcs latest version of the 39. I also have the other versions with kenneth more, robert powell and the bbc tv version with rupert penryjones in the starring role of richard hannay, so perhaps i could be addicted to this story line. See the full list of the 39 steps cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. When hannay discovers her murdered in his flat, all he knows is that the brain behind the organization can be found in scotland and the mystery is tied in with the 39 steps.1511 883 987 264 590 375 212 105 334 959 757 235 1053 1287 553 1518 24 1515 1161 337 187 608 255 733 594 1104 726 1136 228 1214 1462 1012 830 402 1166 327 107 720