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Mystery Monday: 'The 39 Steps' (1935)

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This week's Mystery Monday's pick is "The 39 Steps." It's a 1935 British thriller that was directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock. The film is loosely based on the novel, "The Thirty-Nine Steps" which was written by John Buchan.

The early thriller starred Richard Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie, and Lucie Mannheim Lucie Mannheim. The film is about a man who is trying to break a spy ring after a murder happens, and he must stop them and clear his name of the murder.

It's interesting to note that "The 39 Steps" currently holds a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, was ranked #4 of the Best British Films from the 20th Century in 1999 from the BFI, and it holds a 7.9 on IMDb. The film has also been on other Best of Lists.

If you've seen "Psycho," "The Birds," "Rear Window," and all the later Hitch movies, you really should then give "The 39 Steps" a chance if you haven't yet. Of course watch it again, if you have seen it before. has a copy of the movie to watch online for free. The site has used the Creative Common License, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 in order to put this movie on their site.

So tonight watch "The 39 Steps," this week's pick for Mystery Monday.


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