Paramount On Screen: The 39 Steps [Approved]

Paramount On Screen: The 39 Steps [Approved]

Movies | 07/17/2024 | 7:30PM

1935 | Approved | Runtime: 86 minutes

in Collaboration with the Virginia Theatre Festival + Virginia Film Festival

A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an unexpected romance with the cool Pamela (Madeline Carroll). Adapted from a novel by John Buchan, this classic wrong-man thriller from the Master of Suspense anticipates the director’s most famous works (especially North by Northwest), and remains one of his cleverest and most entertaining films.

Image credits: Shout! Factory

Did you know?

  • Before filming the scene where Hannay (Robert Donat) and Pamela (Madeleine Carroll) run through the countryside, Sir Alfred Hitchcock handcuffed them together and pretended for several hours to have lost the key in order to put them in the right frame of mind for such a situation.
  • The sixty-two imported sheep, upon arriving at the soundstage, immediately went to work on the bracken and bushes that had been brought with them. The infuriated crew had to replace the plants with ones hastily bought from a local nursery.
  • (At around twenty-five minutes) The bridge on which the train stops to search for Hannay is the famous railway bridge over the Firth of Forth, built between 1882 and 1890. It was then one of the most complicated works of engineering craftsmanship. It spans almost two and a half kilometers (one and a half miles).

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 7.00 Youth (12 & Under)
  • $ 9.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • July 17, 2024 | 7:30PM
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  • Robert Donat as "Hannay"
  • Madeleine Carroll as "Pamela"
  • Lucie Mannheim as "Miss Smith"
  • Godfrey Tearle as "Professor Jordan"
  • Peggy Ashcroft as "Crofter's Wife"
  • John Laurie as "Crofter"

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