Along with THE LADY VANISHES, one of Hitchcock's best British films, and a prototype for so much of what would follow in his American career. For those who love a grand spy mystery, a wild chase, and a harrowing portrait of an innocent man struggling to prove his innocence while the world
turns inexplicably against him, THE 39 STEPS is ideal. Richard Hannay (Donat) is on vacation in London when he meets a mysterious woman (Mannheim) who tells him of a spy ring which she is trying to crack. She doesn't know the identity of the masterspy, but does know that he is missing a portion of
the little finger on his right hand. She also cryptically mentions something about "...