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For the Love of Hitchcock :: One Night Only :: A Modern Mystery Thriller with a Thousand Thrills and Laughs (September, 1935)

Posted in 1930-1939, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , on May 13, 2012 by WB Kelso


“Have you ever heard of the 39 Steps?”

“No. What is that, a pub?”


This post is part of the For the Love of Film Blogathon,a new age telethon to raise funds for The National Film Preservation Foundation to help bring The White Shadow (a/k/a White Shadows), an early silent film that a certain master of suspense did just about everything for except direct — assistant director, screenwriter, film editor, production designer, art director, and set decorator, to the streaming masses and help defray the costs of adding a new musical soundtrack.

There’s no donation too small, folks. So please, click on the link above, wherever you see it this week and give what you can. Thanks. For more information, check out the group’s Facebook page. Big thanks, as always, to Ferdy on Film, The Self-Styled Siren and This Island Rod for throwing such a wide net for contributors. Until tomorrow, then, I bid you all a good ev-ah-ning.

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The 39 Steps (1935) Gaumont British Picture Corporation / P: Michael Balcon / D: Alfred Hitchcock / W: Charles Bennett, Ian Hay, John Buchan (novel) / C: Bernard Knowles / E: D.N. Twist / M: Hubert Bath / S: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Frank Cellier