The 39 Steps

DVD Release: April 4, 2012
The 39 Steps


Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, starring Robert Donat as the London man who tries to help a secret agent and then becomes falsely accused of his murder.

Dove Review

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” is classic movie that was filmed in 1935. The story centers on a Canadian man, Richard Hannay, who is wrongly accused of murder. Like other Hitchcock films, this movie will keep viewers on the edge of their seat until the end, and even then, it may leave them with questions.

Hannay meets a woman at the theater, and she returns to the place he is staying. She reveals that she is a spy, and the next day she is stabbed and dies. Hannay must go on the run to find the real person who killed her and keep her secrets.

This film is a must-see for viewers who enjoy classic, black-and-white suspense movies. We award it the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus.

Content Description

Sex: Man kisses woman; couple lie on bed together fully clothed, trying to remove handcuffs; couple fall asleep on bed, and man puts arm over woman.
Language: "Cocking bull story"; D-2; Man calls woman a "button head."
Violence: Gun is fired in theater; woman is stabbed; man wrongly accused; many people chase man in train; man shoots another man; sound of man slapping woman; couple handcuffed together; man escapes from police; man is shot on stage.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking.
Nudity: None.
Other: Espionage; men with missing little fingers; characters trade secrets.


Company: Storybox - Public Domain
Producer: Michael Balcon
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 85 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe