Featuring Glen Ford.
Based on the 1935 thriller by Alfred Hitchcock. An American tourist enjoys a show in a theater. The man with the amazing memory has his act interrupted with gunshots. Fleeing the seen with a woman, she shares that she is a spy, and passes off information code named, the 39 Steps. When she is stabbed, he flees, and a series of evasion, capture, and escape begins.
Along the way, a mastermind spy is encountered. The professor is a man identified by the missing tip of his little finger. Can he be trusted? Once again fleeing for his life, our hero is entangled with a woman on a train, evades the police, is wanted for murder, and may soon find himself falling back into the clutches of the professor.
Will he escape with his life? Will he face capture and trial by the law? Will the secrets in the 39 steps be kept safe? Thrills never cease as one set back after another need to be overcome.
- Keith keeps it brief, since the feature is a long one. He compares the fugitive aspect with the 1960’s TV show. No direct connection.
- Harry Roy (1935) O You Sweet Thing