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Detective and mystery films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
|Named Person:||John Buchan; Charles Bennett|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alfred Hitchcock; Michael Balcon; Ivor Goldsmid Samuel Montagu; Robert Donat; Madeleine Carroll; Lucie Mannheim; Godfrey Tearle; Peggy Ashcroft; John Maxwell; Anny Ondra; Sara Allgood; Charles Paton; John Longden; Donald Calthrop; Cyril Ritchard; Hannah Jones, actress.; Harvey Braban; John Buchan; Charles Bennett; Gaumont British Picture Corp.; British International Pictures.; Passions Productions.
|Language Note:||English soundtrack; Spanish subtitles available.|
|Notes:||The 39 Steps: adapted from the novel by John Buchan.
Blackmail: from the play by Charles Bennett.
The 39 Steps originally released as a motion picture in 1935.
Blackmail originally released as a motion picture in 1929.
|Credits:||The 39 steps: produced by Michael Balcon, Ivor Montagu; adaptation, Charles Bennett; dialogue, Ian Hay; editing, D.N. Twist; music, Hubert Bath.
Blackmail: produced by John Maxwell; editing, Emile de Ruelle; music, Hubert Bath.
|Performer(s):||The 39 steps: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft.
Blackmail: Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, John Longden, Donald Calthrop, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones, Harvey Braban.
|Description:||1 videodisc (167 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Other Titles:||39 steps (Motion picture : 1935)
|Responsibility:||Gaumont-British Picture Corporation presents ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Blackmail / British International Pictures, Ltd. presents ; directed and adapted by Alfred Hitchcock.|
Blackmail: Frank Webber, a Scotland Yard detective has a girlfriend, Alice Webber who is the daughter of a shopkeeper. One evening Frank takes Alice out but she secretly arranges to meet another man. Later, when Alice agrees to go back to his flat he tries to rape her. She kills him with a bread knife in self defense. Frank is assigned to the case and he determines that Alice is the killer. Someone else also knows Alice is the killer and blackmail is threatened.