39 Steps/sabotage, DVD

39 Steps/sabotage[DVD]

Based on novels by John Buchan and Joseph Conrad

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring Robert Donat

Format:
DVD 
Distributor:
Odeon Entertainment 
Release date:
19 January 2009 
Category:
Classic 
EAN:
5060082513145 
Catalogue number:
ODNF163 
Language:
English 
Country of origin
United Kingdom 
Colour:
B/W 
Certificate
PG

Description

Double bill of classic Hitchcock thrillers. 'The 39 Steps' (1935), Hitchcock's most celebrated British thriller, is adapted from the novel by John Buchan. Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) becomes the victim of mistaken identity when a female corpse is dumped in his flat by a spy ring. He tries to track down the true murderers whilst being pursued by the police, and hooks up with an unwilling accomplice (Madeleine Carroll). Their adventure eventually leads them to a music hall, where the secret of the 39 steps is finally revealed. 'Sabotage' (1936) is based on the novel by Joseph Conrad. Unbeknownst to his wife Sylvia (Sylvia Sidney), cinema manager Karl Verloc (Oscar Homolka) is acting as a paid saboteur. After Karl's cutting off of London's electricity supply fails to create the havoc his employers hoped for, Karl is charged with delivering a bomb to Piccadilly Circus. However, the police are already on his trail...

Also by Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll