Humor and romance play a big part in the breezy yet tense The 39 Steps and the mistaken-identity/conspiracy plot and flirtatious nature of the lead character would also later be used to great effect by Hitchcock in ‘North by Northwest’ with Cary Grant.


For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! Delightful. Absolutely delightful. The Marx Brothers are perhaps the most astounding crossover artists [...]