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Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The 39 Steps"(1935)
You Tube ^ | 1935 | Alfred Hitchcock

Posted on 03/23/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT by ReformationFan



TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1935; 39; alfredhitchcock; handcuffs; madeleinecarroll; mfasa; robertdonat; steps; the39steps
Today's feature is Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1935 "innocent man on the run" thriller whose essential theme he later reworked in 1942's "Saboteur" and 1959's "North By Northwest".

"What are the 39 steps?"

1 posted on 03/23/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: RansomOttawa; Silentgypsy; 1010RD

ping


2 posted on 03/23/2014 12:26:22 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

not sure but is there some type of tower involved???


3 posted on 03/23/2014 12:27:25 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: ReformationFan

Great film. We have long enjoyed the set of Hitchcock’s British films — first in VHS, then DVD; I don’t think we own any of his American films.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 12:35:04 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: ReformationFan

Watched this recently off the Internet Archive. Superb movie. Not as well refined as the films of Hitchcock’s “Hollywood” period, but still well worth watching.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 12:42:22 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: t1b8zs
Guess you'll have to watch it.

The underappreciated Donat is almost always worth a look.

:^)

6 posted on 03/23/2014 12:45:50 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: ReformationFan

One of his very best, IMO.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 12:46:12 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: ReformationFan

Thank you!


8 posted on 03/23/2014 12:48:38 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: ReformationFan

Yes, an excellent movie—like almost all of Hitchcock’s movies.

I’m also a fan of the novel, which was the first in the Richard Hannay series.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 12:57:10 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

I should have said, by John Buchan.


10 posted on 03/23/2014 12:57:40 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ReformationFan; All

I have a question. The sound on this movie is so low I have to strain to hear it. This is true for some other videos too, but certainly not all. The sound on my computer is set to the top and I pushed the sound up on the movie as far as it would go. Is there something else I can do to make the sound louder? And, my hearing is fine so it’s not me. :o)


11 posted on 03/23/2014 1:10:36 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: ReformationFan

That was other day on TCM

BTW hear of this new channel called GETTV

http://www.get.tv


12 posted on 03/23/2014 1:12:52 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: ReformationFan; All

I guess the easiest way to boost sound is to use headphones. I’ll do that when I watch this movie. Is there hardware of some kind to add to computer to boost sound or would that be buying external speakers to plug into computer some way? I’m not up on connecting outside anything to this laptop computer. It’s a fairly new computer bought in 2011, a Toshiba recommended by my computer repair guy when my Dell computer totally died.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 1:27:43 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: Marcella
I have a question. The sound on this movie is so low I have to strain to hear it. This is true for some other videos too, but certainly not all. The sound on my computer is set to the top and I pushed the sound up on the movie as far as it would go. Is there something else I can do to make the sound louder? And, my hearing is fine so it’s not me. :o)

What is your source for the movie? Are you streaming it? Is it from one of those cheap public domain DVDs? For a long time, this film was shown in crappy public domain prints with poor sound. It doesn't help that it's a fairly early talkie. The recent Criterion release on DVD and Blu-ray has very good sound.

14 posted on 03/23/2014 1:30:23 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I clicked on the YouTube link at the top of this thread and punched it on.


15 posted on 03/23/2014 1:40:41 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: Marcella

Try to find a compressor/limiter plug-in to run the audio thru. This is a software version of the gizmos they use to make commercials louder than the program materiel. On the downside you will raise hiss and other noise at the same time. The plug-in would be loaded by the program playing the movie.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 1:48:25 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Cicero; Marcella
Available free in a variety of e-book formats

The Thirty Nine Steps

Other out of copy right mysteries are also available, the Father Brown stories by G.K. Chesterton among them.

17 posted on 03/23/2014 2:07:00 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Cicero; Marcella
Available free in a variety of e-book formats

The Thirty Nine Steps

Other out of copy right mysteries are also available, the Father Brown stories by G.K. Chesterton among them.

18 posted on 03/23/2014 2:07:01 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: ReformationFan

Thank you!


19 posted on 03/23/2014 2:19:23 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesn’t get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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To: ReformationFan

You have made another excellent pick!


20 posted on 03/23/2014 5:21:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ReformationFan

Great movie. Thanks.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 5:47:33 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SevenofNine

Thanks for the tip. Is it a free channel?


22 posted on 03/23/2014 9:19:46 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

On so called regular OTA channel look in channel location it is there also Movies Tv network that run by fox

Coming a lot of markets both those channels

Kinda remind me when your local tv station used show old movies in morning and evening sometime

I remember one of local channels used show a lot of MGM and Columbia movies

http://www.moviestvnetwork.com


23 posted on 03/24/2014 9:28:07 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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