The 39 Steps

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Classic Hitchcock suspense, some drinking and smoking.

NR 1935 86 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 9+

Hitchcock showing the potential for what was to be

This mystery has all the elements of classic Hitchcock: mistaken identity, a man on the run, those infamous Hitchcock blondes. I found this one a little harder to understand with the espionage aspects, but you come for Donat's charismatic performance and that banter between him and Madeleine Carroll is pretty electric. It's got twists and turns, and even though it's not his best work, it provides a good template for youngsters who want to start off with Hitch's early work.

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