London: Gaumont, 1935. Vintage black-and-white still photograph from the UK release of the 1935 film, a shot of stars Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll in one of the film's less stressful moments.
Hitchcock's adaptation of Buchan's novel proved, as usual, to be an improvement on the source material, adding two key female characters and removing a couple of serious plot implausibilities. Of nearly inestimable importance is that Hitchcock found in "The 39 Steps" a theme that would become his favorite, and one whose variations he would virtually exhaust: an innocent man on the run, clever and resourceful but surrounded by a conspiracy he doesn't understand.
8 x 10 inches. Near Fine with some light creasing to the corners.