The Thirty Nine Steps details
|Starring:||Eric Porter, John Mills, David Warner, Karen Dotrice, Robert Powell|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
The Thirty Nine Steps
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 Apr 2003|
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Good Sunday afternoonBy DDenby (7 reviews) from London , 25 Jan 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Not having seen it for years, and it being my neighbour's favourite film of all time, we watched it last Sunday. Quaintly old-fashioned adventure in which an innocent by-stander, Robert Powell, is thrown into an espionage plot, steps up the mark and pulls Britain back from the brink of war - hoorah. The acting is a little wooden and dated. Nonetheless, a very enjoyable, plot-based, untaxing watch.
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Quite poor, reallyBy Countryboy (92 reviews) from Perthshire , 09 Oct 2013Not a patch on the book and, unusually, not nearly as good as the 1975 version. Does not really follow the story; is slow, dull, lifeless.
Good funBy mikey1 (229 reviews) from bournemouth , 25 Jun 2011An enjoyable and entertaining film despite showing its age somewhat. Kept me engrossed all the way through and though slightly fantastical still very good and my favourite version from the book.
JOLLY GOOD FUNBy candid (223 reviews) from TUNBRIDGE WELLS, ENGLAND , 08 Nov 2010A load of old imperialist rubbish really but awfully good fun. Robert POWELL is jolly good and offers a lot of deadpan humor to flesh-out his character. He is ably supported by the very good British character actors needed to overcome the rather incredible plot and the thin characterization.
The theme of protecting the UK former colonial possessions is well-disguised in favor of action-adventure and a slap-bang ending. Superior tosh. Apart from the humor, this is a serious version of Bullshot as well as an ironic take on Bulldog Drummond.
The Thirty Nine Steps 1978By ian3 (538 reviews) from Salisbury , 17 Aug 2010The Thirty Nine Steps 1978 A very good remake to and incredible story, it has kept all the original séance, beautifully done. Great movie, recommend
Not even third best out of threeBy Joe Bloggs from on the banks of the Tees, Middlesbrough , 27 Mar 2009Slow pace everything is spelt out but still lost in a boring script.
Good chase across the Scottish highlands. Poor ending at Big Ben.
Not worth the climb. Save yourself the trouble take the lift.