The 39 Steps - 1935.mp4


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A stall, please.
Ladies and gentlemen...
with your kind attention and permission...
I have the honour of presenting to you...
one of the most remarkable men in the world.
- How remarkable? - He's sweating.
And can you be surprised at that, gentlemen?
Every day he commits to memory fifty new facts...
and remembers every one of them.
Facts from history, from geography, from newspapers...
from scientific books, millions and millions of them.
Think of the strain involved by his prodigious feat.
His feet ain't half as big as yours, Curly.
I'm referring to his feats of memory.
Test him please.
Ladies and gentlemen Ask him your questions...
and he will answer you fully and freely.
Mr. Memory.
I also add, ladies and gentlemen before retiring...
that Mr Memory has left his brain to the British Museum.
A question please. Ladies first.
Where's my old man been since last Saturday?
- On the booze! - In quod...
Out with his bit!
A serious question, please.
What won the Derby in 1921?
Mr Jack Jools with Steve Donoghue up...
won a length at the odds of six to one...
second and third Craig and Aaron and Lemonora. Am I right sir?
- Right. - What won in 1936?
You come back in 1937 and I'll tell you sir.
- How far is Winnipeg from Montreal? - What won the cup in 1926?
- Cup? Waterloo. Football or tea sir? - Football, silly.
- When did Chelsea win it? -63BC in presence of Emperor Nero.
- What causes pip in poultry? - Don't make yourself so common.
Well our fowls have got it haven't they?
How many races did Nick the Miller win?
- How old is Mae West? - When was Crippen hanged?
Who was the last British heavyweight champion of the world?
Henry the eighth. My old woman...
Bob Fitzsimmons he defeated Jim Corbett...
heavyweight champion of America at Carson City, Nevada in October 1897.
He was then 34 years of age. Am I right sir?
- How old is Mae West? - I know, I never tell a lady's age.
- Next please. - When did the Princess Alice go down?
What causes pip in poultry?
How far is Winnipeg from Montreal?
- You sir. - How far is Winnipeg from Montreal?
A gentleman from Canada. You're welcome sir.
Winnipeg, the third city of Canada and capital of Manitoba...
distance from Montreal, 1424 miles.
- Am I right sir? - Quite right.
How old's Mae West?
How old's Mae West?
Gentlemen, gentlemen please, you're not at home.
What causes pip in poultry?
For God's sake play something man and stop this panic!
Well there we are.
- May I come home with you? - What's the idea?
Well I'd like to...
Well it's your funeral, come on then, there's a bus.
- You don't stay here always? - No, I've taken a furnished flat...
I'm only over here from Canada for a few months.
By the way, am I allowed to know your name?
- Smith. - All right.
Do you want to know more about me? What do you think I do for a living?
- Actress? - Not in the way you mean.
- Chorus? - No.
- Sorry. - I'm a freelance.
Out for adventure, eh? This way...
Sorry my sitting room's all upset I've had the decorators in.
- Wait until I find the switch. - Not yet.
Now.
Mr Hannay would you be so kind and turn that mirror face to the wall?
You'd be happier if there were curtains over those windows.
- Yes. - I'm sorry.
Hello, there's the telephone. Just a minute.
Mr Hannay don't answer the telephone.
Why not?
Because I think it's for me. Please don't answer.
Just as you say.
Won't you sit down?
Thank you. Would you please kick that footstool over to me?
- You needed that. - I did. Thank you.
- I owe you an explanation. - Don't bother about me, I'm nobody.
We cannot talk here.
All right.
Just a minute.
OK?
- Cigarette? - No, thank you.
- Your friend again. - Take no notice.
Would you think me very troublesome if I asked for something to eat?
- I've had nothing all day. - Sure.
- Do you like haddock? - Yes please.
I suppose your name isn't really Smith.
It depends on where I am. You may call me Annabella.
Annabella Smith, a clergyman's daughter I'd say.
Hello, nervy. Upset by those shots tonight?
I fired those shots.
- You what? - Yes. To create a diversion.
I had to get away from the theatre quickly.
There were two men there who wanted to kill me.
You should be more careful in choosing your friends.
- No you don't understand. - You don't make it easy.
Beautiful mysterious woman pursued by gunmen...
sounds like a spy story.
That's exactly what it is. Only I prefer the word agent better.
- Agent? For what country? - Any country that pays me.
- But what is your country. - I have no country.
Born in a balloon. Well, we'll let that go.
Now I suppose you're over here to dig up some big state secret.
No I'm here to save a secret from being dug up...
a very important secret for this country...
not because I love England but because it will pay me better.
You see a very brilliant agent of a certain foreign power...
is on the point of obtaining a secret vital to your air defence.
I tracked 2 of his men to that music hall.
Unfortunately they recognised me. That's why they're after me now.
That was too bad.
Have you ever heard of a thing called persecution mania?
- You don't believe me? - Frankly, I don't.
Go and look down into the street.
You win.
- Are they there? - Yes.
I hoped I'd shaken them off. I'm going to tell you something...
which is not very healthy to know, but now that they followed me here...
- you're in it as much as I am. - What do you mean?
- Have you ever heard of the 39 Steps? - No. What's that, a pub?
Never mind. But what you were laughing at just now is true.
These men will stick at nothing I'm the only one who can stop them.
If they are not stopped, it's only a matter of days, perhaps hours...
before the secret is out of the country.
Why don't you phone the police?
Because they wouldn't believe me any more than you did.
And if they did, how long would it take to get them going?
These men act quickly. You don't know how clever their chief is...
- clever and ruthless. - Who is he? What's his name?
He has a dozen names and can look like a hundred people.
But one thing he can't disguise. This part of his finger is missing.
So if ever you should meet a man with no top joint there...
- be very careful my friend. - Thanks, I'll make a note of it.
- Meanwhile, what are you going to do? - First, I'll eat my haddock. Then...
if you don't turn me out into the street, have a good night's rest.
You're welcome to my bed I'll get a shakedown on the couch.
Is there anything else I can get you?
- A map of Scotland. - Why Scotland?
There's a man in Scotland I must visit next if anything is to be done.
Are the 39 Steps in Scotland by any chance?
Perhaps I'll tell you tomorrow.
Clear out Hannay. They'll get you next.
What you were laughing at right now is true.
These men will stop at nothing.
There's a man in Scotland I must visit next if anything is to be done.
It is only a matter of days. perhaps hours...
before the secret is out of the country.
The police would not believe me any more than you did.
I tell you these men act quickly...
quickly...
quickly.
Good morning sir. You're up bright and early this morning.
- Could you use a pound note, brother? - What's the catch?
- I want to borrow your cap and coat. - What's the big idea?
- I want to make a getaway. - Do a bunk?
- Yes. - What have you been up to?
I'll have to trust you. There's been a murder on the first floor.
- By you? - No. By those 2 men out there.
Now I suppose they're waiting for a copper to come and arrest them.
It's quite true. They're spies. Foreigners.
They've murdered a woman in my flat and now they're waiting for me.
Come off it. Funny jokes at 5 in the morning.
All right, I'll tell you the truth.
- Are you married? - Yes, but don't rub it in.
- What's the idea now? - Well I'm not. I'm a bachelor.
- Are you? - A married woman lives on 1st floor.
- Does she? - Yes. I've been paying her a call...
and now I want to go home.
- Well what's preventing you? - One of those men is her husband.
- Now do you see? - Why didn't you tell me before?
I only wanted to be told.
Trying to kid me with a load of tales about murders and foreigners...
Put this on, put on my little hat. There you are.
- Take the pound. - No sir, you're welcome to it...
You'll do the same for me one day. Leave the pony round the corner.
- So long, old sport. - Goodbye. Thank you.
The empties.
Papers, magazines, chocolates, cigarettes...
There he is.
For one thing. They're much prettier than they were twenty years ago.
- More free, free and easy. - You're right there...
I can never understand how people used to put up with the old sort...
all bones and no bends.
I will say for the old sort they did last longer.
I dunno, mine last about a year. Here I'll show you.
Big demand for these now.
- The old fashioned sort. - My wife.
Now take a look at these. Our new streamlined model no.1
- What I've been talking about. - Anything to go with it?
I should say so. This. Put a pretty girl inside those...
and she needn't be ashamed anywhere.
- Bring it back to me when it's filled. - I will.
Hello, what's this? Edinburgh, Waverly. We're getting on.
I hope you'll pardon us for talking business sir.
Certainly, certainly.
- Good day, sir. - Good day.
- Broadminded old geezer. - Bet he's very good at charades.
I wonder what won the 2 o'clock at Windsor.
I don't know, let's get a paper.
Say, son, speeka da English? Dispatch.
- Hello. - Well, what won it?
There's been another woman murdered in a West End flat.
- What? - Woman murdered in West End flat.
Oh these sex dramas don't appeal to me. What won?
- Batchelor's Button, 7 to four on. - Oh, not so good.
Portland Mansions, Portland Place...
By the BBC. That's a nice place to put someone to sleep.
Goodnight everybody, goodnight.
That's a good one. What was she like? One of the usual?
A well dressed woman of about 35 with a knife in her back...
- The Tenant Richard Hannay is missing. - You surprise me.
At 7 o'clock this morning, the charwoman Elisabeth Briggs...
- Well if that isn't the blasted limit. - What's the matter now?
Is there no honesty in this world?
I ask you. The new Bodyline Rubber Panty Corset...
on sale today. McHutchen Brothers, Princess St... Price 17/9d...
Brassiere to match 4/11 d. Do you get that?
The bodyline, 1/3d cheaper than our Streamline...
- no use going to Aberdeen now. - Might I have a look at your paper?
Certainly.
- Thank you. - That's all right.
There's enough evidence there to hang any man.
What can I do for you sir?
Can you tell me what station the train stops at next?
What do you think I am, a railway porter? Go and find out for yourself.
- I'll tell you a better one presently. - You couldn't. That was very funny.
Have you heard the one about the young lady of Onga?
I can't remember them all.
There was a young lady of Onga...
- Taking tea, sir? - Yes. Thank you.
Darling, how lovely to see you.
Someone having a free meal in there.
I'm terribly sorry, I had to do it. My name's Hannay, they're after me.
I'm innocent. You must help me. I must keep free for the next 2 days.
Have either of you seen a man passing in the last few minutes?
This is the man you want, I think.
- But when we passed just now... - He forced me and told me he was.
- Is your name Hannay? - Are you coming into tea, sir?
I'll be right along.
Pull that cord!
Go on man, down that end. Get on with it.
- Why did you pull the cord? - To stop the train you old fool.
It's against regulations to stop the train on the bridge.
- A man jumped off. - A murderer, we've got to take him.
- Which way did he go? - He must have jumped off here.
- I can't see him. - I can't wait here any longer.
There he is getting on the train. No that's a passenger.
- It's him I tell you. - Come on then.
Extra, extra!
About 5 foot 10. small moustache. Last seen wearing a dark suit...
but he may have obtained a change of clothing.
- Good day. - And to you.
- What'll your business be? - I'm a mechanic looking for a job.
- You'll find no work about here. - Are there no big houses round here?
Sir Andrews'. He won't want you. He's had the same chauffeur for 40 years.
- I didn't know there'd been cars that long. - He was coachman when he was a boy.
Oh I see.
What's that?
That's the Manse but the minister hasn't got a motor car.
Are there no newcomers?
- Aye, there's an English professor. - Professor?
He lives at Alt Na Shallach, the other side of the Loch.
Would that be anywhere near that village?
- It would. - Thanks. I'll try there.
You won't try tonight, it's 14 miles.
Do you think I could get a lift in that van?
It's bound the other way.
I guess you're right. Could you put me up for the night somehow?
- Free? - No, I'll pay.
- Aye. Can you eat a herring? - I could eat half a dozen right now.
- Can you sleep in a box bed? - I can try.
- Two and six. - Take it now. Thank you.
Go in with the gentlemen. He'll stay with us until tomorrow morning.
Your daughter?
My wife.
- Will you not come in? - Thank you.
Here's your bed. I'll lift these things.
- Could you sleep there do you think? - You try and stop me.
You'll be tired?
I'll say I am. Out on the tramp looking for a job.
Sit down please, while I go on with our supper.
Thank you.
- Have you been in these parts long? - No. I'm from Glasgow.
- Did you ever see it? - No.
You should see Saughiehall street with all it's fine shops...
and Argyle street on a Saturday night with the trams and the lights...
and the cinema palaces and the crowds...
- And its Saturday night tonight. - You don't get those things here.
No.
Do you miss them?
Sometimes.
I've never been to Glasgow, but I've been to Edinburgh, and London...
I'll tell you about London at supper.
- John wouldn't approve of that. - Why not?
He says it's best not to think of such places...
and the wickedness that goes on there.
Listen now before he comes back. What do you want to know?
Is it true that all the ladies paint their toenails?
- Some of them. - Do London ladies look beautiful?
They do. But they wouldn't if you were beside them.
- You ought not to say that. - What ought he not to say?
I was just telling your wife that I prefer the town to the country.
God made the country.
Is the supper ready woman?
- May I look at your paper? - I don't mind.
- You didn't tell me your name. - Hammond.
Well Mr Hammond, if you'll put down that paper, I'll say a blessing.
Yes, of course.
Sanctify these bounteous mercies to us miserable sinners.
Oh lord make us truely thankful for all thy manifold blessings...
and continuously turn our hearts from wickedness...
and from worldly things unto thee...
Amen.
I mind I forgot to lock the barn.
There are police cars coming. You best be going.
- I was so asleep. - Don't let them catch you.
I'll never forget you for this. Which way do I go?
I'll show you.
Aye, I might have known...
Making love behind my back...
Get out. And you too. Get out of my house before I...
- Aye, go go. - And leave you like this?
- It's your chance of liberty. - You don't understand...
You're wrong. She's only trying to help me.
- To bring shame upon the house. - To help me to escape from the police.
- The police? - They're after me for murder.
They're here. She came to warn me. I told her about it last night.
Don't let them in. Say I'm not here. I'll make it worth your while.
How much? Have you got that much? Give it to me.
After they've gone.
Get back into the bed. Shut him in. Hide him.
- No not there. I don't trust him. - But he took the money.
He couldn't resist it, here...
I was right, he's asking if there's a reward if you get catched.
He'll argue a moment before he lets them in. Now's your time.
Your jackets terrible light coloured I'm afraid they'll see you.
- You best take this one. - Is this your husband's coat?
His Sunday best one. But never mind. They mustn't see you.
- What about you? - I'll say I couldn't stop you.
- He'll not ill treat you? - He'll pray at me. But no more.
What's your name? I'll never forget you for this.
There he goes.
Spread out in a line.
- Is the master in? - What name shall I say sir?
He wouldn't know my name but ask if he knows Miss Annabella Smith.
- Would you wait here while I enquire? - Yes all right.
We better make enquiries.
Somebody might have seen him. There's been a couple of cars here.
Murderers don't pay calls in cars.
- Good day to you. - Good day to you.
Have you seen any strangers about this morning?
There's a few callers upstairs now but they're not strangers.
You haven't seen any suspicious bodies outside the windows or at the house.
No sir. There hasn't been anybody near here for the last half hour.
- You're from Annabella Smith? - Yes.
We're having a few drinks to celebrate my daughter Hilary's birthday.
Give me 5 minutes to get rid of these people and then we can talk.
Come along and meet my wife. Louisa, another guest. This is Mr...
- I forgot to ask your name. - Hammond.
Mr Hammond. He's come to see me on business, all the way from London.
There's a police inspector at the door. He wants to speak to you.
The door?
All right, all right. I'll deal with this.
- Take him in my dear will you please. - Come on...
This is Patricia... Mrs Bailley.
Hilary my dear this is Mr... Hammond, just arrived from London.
How do you do. Forgive the orgy, we've all been to church...
the sermon lasted 45 minutes. This is Captain and Mrs Ogilvie.
Have a drink Mr Hammond? This is Derek, Derek Stewart...
And this is Sheriff Watson. You've got to be polite to him.
He's our Sheriff substitute. Scotch for a local beat.
Give you 6 months hard as soon as look at you.
It's all right don't worry. I've sent them away.
Come and look at the view from this window Mr Hammond.
We're rather proud of it.
Sheriff, when are you going to catch that murderer?
- What murderer? - Haven't you heard?
The man who stuck a knife into that woman in Portland place.
- He's in the district. - How exciting, where?
Somewhere about. On the moors, bridge of Orchy or somewhere.
Why don't you catch him?
You wouldn't like me to be stuck in the back with a knife.
It's not my business. You catch him and I'll convict him.
- Is there a reward? - Gracious, it's nearly 1 o'clock.
We must get out of here. The Professor wants his lunch.
There's no hurry. But if you must go. Pat, ring for Captain Ogilvie's car.
Whenever you catch him you'll find me at the court at 10 every morning...
so bring him along.
Louisa, forgive us, Mr Hammond and I want to have a chat before lunch.
Now Mr. Hannay. I suppose it's safe to call you by your real name now.
- What about our friend Annabella? - She's been murdered.
Murdered?
The Portland Mansion affaire. What are they looking for you for?
- I didn't do it. - Of course you didn't.
But why come all this way to Scotland to tell me about it?
I believe she was coming to see you about some Air Ministry secret.
She was killed by a foreign agent who was interested too.
- Did she tell you what he was like? - There wasn't time.
There was one thing, part of his little finger was missing.
- Which one? - This one, I think.
Sure it wasn't this one?
- Lunch is ready dear. - I'm coming right away.
Well, I'm afraid I'm guilty of leading you down the garden path...
or should it be up? I never can remember.
It seems to be the wrong garden all right.
- What are we going to do about it? - That's just the point.
What are we going to do about it?
You see I live here as a respectable citizen and you must realise...
that my whole existence would be jeopardised if it became known...
that I am not, what shall we say, not what I seem.
Oh Mr Hannay, why have you come here?
Why have you forced me into this difficult position?
I can't lock you up in a room. I've my wife and daughters to think of...
I don't know what to think, really I don't...
What makes it doubly important that I shouldn't let you go is...
that I'm just about to convey some vital information out of the country.
Oh yes, I've got it.
Poor Annabella would've been too late in any case.
- Well, that's that. - Yes, well what about it?
- What about what? - About yourself...
- It seems there's only one way out. - And what's that?
Supposing I left you alone, with this revolver.
Tomorrow's newspapers could announce that the Portland Place murderer...
- had taken his own life. - I thought you were coming to lunch...
We're all waiting. Will Mr Hannay be staying?
I don't think so dear.
Well, what do you think Mr Hannay?
Well I'm afraid you leave me no alternative.
I can't find my hymn book.
Where did you leave it?
In the breast pocket of my overcoat it was hanging here.
John, I'm afraid I gave it to that gentleman who stayed here that night.
Cigarette cases yes, but I've never seen it happen to a hymn book.
This bullet stuck among the hymns. Well I'm not surprised, Mr Hannay...
some of these hymns are terribly hard to get through.
I'm not complaining Sheriff. "Hymns that have helped me".
That's a good one, Mr Hannay. That's fine.
And to think I was drinking his champagne only half an hour before.
It's a lesson to us all, not to mix with doubtful company on the Sabbath.
- How did you escape? - Look out the window and you'll see.
They put... They body in the dressing room.
When I came to I borrowed this suit and pinched his car.
Sheriff, I don't want to hurry you, but oughtn't we to be taking steps?
This is serious you know. If not, you don't think I'd come to you...
- with a murder charge hanging over me. - Never heed the murder Mr Hannay.
You'll convince Scotland Yard of your innocence like you convinced me.
All I'll need is a short statement I can forward to the proper authority.
I've someone coming over from the police station to take it down.
- Are you waiting to see me Sheriff? - Indeed I am.
Do you think I enjoy playing for time with a murderer?
- Murderer? - Certainly.
Hannay, you're under arrest for wilful murder...
of a woman unknown in Portland Mansions, London, last Tuesday.
Take him over to the jail.
You must believe my story, it's true every word.
We're not so daft in Scotland as some smart Londoners think.
Do you think I believed your story about the Professor?
He's my best friend. Get me Professor Jordan.
Where did that bullet come from?
From one of your pursuers on the moor. Isn't that so?
I had a shot at him myself.
Let me phone the High Commissioner for Canada in London.
You better do that from London. You'll be there soon enough.
It'll save you the cost of a trunk call.
That's the Professor's car all right.
Hannay must be inside spilling the beans.
- Stop him there! - My God!
How do you do? We're all waiting for you.
Pamela's gone to meet you at the station. This way, this way.
...From our respected leader and standard bearer himself...
I welcome this opportunity to discuss with you another question vital...
to the import of our country at this critical and momentous hour.
But first of all, as a preliminary to this, I shall occupy your time for...
- You've occupied too much already. - We've had enough of you!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I will now call upon the speaker of the evening...
Speak out!
There's no need for me to tell you who he is or speak of his record...
as a soldier and statesman, a son of Scotland...
- Speak out! - The border and conquered England...
one of the foremost figures of the diplomatic world in London.
I'm therefore going to ask him to tell you something...
And about time too!
Important to this constituency that at this crucial by-election...
our candidate should be returned by an adequate majority.
I now ask for Captain Fraser.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I apologise for my hesitation in rising...
but to tell you the simple truth I'd entirely failed...
while listening to the chairman's flattering description...
to realise he was talking about me.
For you, may I say from the bottom of my heart with the upmost sincerely...
how delighted and relieved I am to find myself in your presence here.
Delighted because of your friendly reception, relieved because...
as long, as I stand on this platform...
I'm delivered from the anxieties...
which must always be the lot of a man in my position.
When I journeyed up to Scotland a few days ago on the Highland Express...
over that magnificent structure, the Fourth Bridge...
that monument to Scottish engineering and Scottish muscle...
on that journey I had no idea that in a few days I would find myself...
addressing an important political meeting, no idea...
I'd planned a very different programme for myself.
You'd be for the moors to shoot something.
Yes, or somebody, I'm a rotten shot.
Anyhow I little thought that I should be speaking tonight in support of...
that brilliant young statesman, that rising, the gentleman on my right.
Already known as one destined to make his mark in politics.
Your future Member of Parliament, your candidate, Mr...
- McCrocodile. - He doesn't know the candidate's name.
I know your candidate will forgive my referring to him...
by the friendly nickname by which he's already known in anticipation...
in anticipation, mark you...
Westminster.
Now ladies and gentlemen, we'll discuss some topic. What shall it be?
- The herring fisheries. - Unemployment.
- What about the idle rich? - The idle rich?
That's an old fashioned topic, especially for me. I'm not rich...
and I've never been idle. I've been very busy all my life...
- and expect to be much busier soon. - Have you ever worked with your hands?
Indeed I have, and I've known what it is to feel lonely and helpless...
and to have the whole world against me...
and those are things that no man or woman ought to feel.
I ask your candidate and all those who love their fellow men...
to set themselves resolutely to make the world a happier place...
a world where no nation plots against nation...
no neighbour plots against neighbour...
where there is no persecution or hunting down...
where everyone gets a square deal and a sporting chance...
and where people try to help and not to hinder...
a world where suspicion and cruelty and fear have been forever banished!
That's the sort of world I want. Is that the sort of world you want?
That's all I have to say, goodnight.
- I did what I could for you. - You're a difficult man to follow.
- I guess you think you've been clever. - Tell your prisoner not to insult me.
- You try and stop me. - Come along.
Couldn't you realise I was telling the truth in that train?
You must've seen I was genuine. Whether you believe me or not...
put a telephone call through to the High Commissioner for Canada...
and tell him that an enormously important secret...
An important secret is being taken out of the country by a foreign agent.
I can't do it myself because of this fool detective. Has that penetrated?
Right to the funny bone, now tell me another one.
Haven't you any sense at all? Put that call through...
I beg you refer them to me. Will you do this?
No. Goodnight.
I beg pardon Miss but we should like you to come too.
- Whatever for? - To identify the prisoner formally.
Will you come to the police station? It's only for a few minutes.
All right, if it's absolutely necessary, lets get it over.
Now you...
- Must I sit next to this man? - It's just a moment.
Well, be as quick as you can.
Isn't that the police station? You past it.
You must've misunderstood me. We're going somewhere else.
- Where are we going? - To Inverary.
- Inverary? - Yes.
This man is to be questioned by the Sheriff Principal.
- We've orders to take him there. - But not to take me.
I'm afraid you must go. You'll be sent back at the earliest moment.
- How far is it to Inverary? - Forty miles.
Will you keep quiet? We'll be there in less than 2 hours.
I'm not going to spend the night with you all.
Looks like it.
Isn't he going the wrong way? That's the way to Inverary.
There's a bridge down on that road. We have to go round. He knows the way.
- Might I see your warrant? - You shut your mouth.
You'll see it soon enough when we get to the station.
Like to have a small bet with me Pamela?
All right I'll have it with you Sherlock. A hundred to one that...
your Sheriff Principal has the top joint of his little finger missing.
What about it?
I win.
Hello. What are we stopping for? Oh it's a whole flock of detectives.
They're all over the road, get out there and clear them away.
- What about him? - I'll soon fix that.
There miss, now you're a special constable.
- What's the idea? What do you mean? - As long as you stay, he stays.
Yes, and as long as I go, you go. Come on!
Stop them! They've got away.
- Come on, we must run for it. - I won't.
See if they've gone down that way.
Where the devil can they have gone?
Help!
Let me go, let me go!
Shut up or I'll shoot you first and myself after.
There's nobody down here I tell you.
Then come up here, don't waste any more time. Spread out and find them.
They must be a mile away by now.
Don't do that.
Oh do stop whistling.
Why are you doing this? What chance have you got tied to me?
Keep that question for your husband. I admit you're a white man's burden.
I know and I can't tell you what comfort that gives me.
What is the use? Those policemen will get you as soon as it's daylight.
- They're not policemen. - When did you find out?
You did it yourself. I didn't known that was the wrong road to Inverary.
They were taking us to their boss, God help us if they ever catch us.
I see, you're still sticking to your penny novelette spy story.
Of the 20 million women in this Island I've got to be chained to you.
Listen, I'm telling you the truth. I told you on the train...
and after that election meeting. I'm telling you now for the third time.
There's a dangerous conspiracy and we're the only people who can stop it.
Think what you've seen happen right here under your very nose.
- The gallant knight to the rescue. - All right.
Then I'm just a plain common murderer...
who stabbed an innocent defenceless woman in the back...
how do you come out of that? I don't know how innocent you may be...
but you're a woman, defenceless and alone on a desolate moor in the dark.
Manacled to a murderer who'd stop at nothing to get you off his hands.
If that's the situation you prefer, have it my lovely, and welcome.
I'm not afraid of...
For all you know I may murder a woman a week.
So listen to a bit of advice.
From now on, do every single thing I tell you to do, and do it quick.
- You big bully! - I like your pluck. Come on.
We're going in there. That's my business.
Now remember what I said, the civil tongue, or else...
We're going in there and you will back me up in everything I say or do.
- Has that penetrated the ivory dome? - Only just.
Pull yourself together now. Put your hand in my pocket...
and look as if you're in a hurry. Come along.
Come in man, come in sir. Oh the young lady's terribly wet.
Yes, we had an accident with our car a few miles back.
- Oh, you'll be staying the night? - Yes.
We've just the one room left with the one bed in it. You'll not mind that?
No, quite the reverse.
- You're man and wife I suppose? - Oh yes.
- Yes. - Have you any luggage?
No, we left that behind in the car.
Well maybe I could lend the young lady a nightgown.
Will you please register? James, the book.
I'll away up and light a fire. Will you be needing your supper?
No, thank you. Just send up a large whisky and soda and a few sandwiches.
Oh, and a glass of milk.
I can't write with my left hand my dear but I can shoot with it.
You can guess what's in this pocket.
You sign, the sooner you get used to writing your new name, the better.
Off we go, Mr and Mrs Henry Hopkinson The Hollyhocks, Hammersmith.
Now dearie, off with that wet skirt, I'll have it dried in the kitchen.
Oh don't bother. It'll dry in front of the fire just the same.
No doubt the gentleman will take care of you. Good night sir.
- Good night man. - Good night.
Good night.
- Is he married to her do you think? - I don't know and I don't care.
They're so terribly in love with each other.
I'm going to tell them the whole story.
You want to hang me for a murder I didn't commit?
So long as they hang you.
Let me go! I'm not going to spend the night here?
Of course you are, what else can you do?
Can I come in sir?
Come in.
We were just getting warm before the fire.
I can see that. I thought maybe you'd like this in your bed, sir.
Thank you. You'd like a hot water bottle my sweet?
- Say "Yes darling". - Yes darling.
- Very well. - Please don't go!
Why not? Is anything wrong?
Of course not, she wants to tell you something that's all.
We're a runaway couple.
I knew it all the time, and they're after you?
You won't give us away will you? Please.
Of course we will not give you up. Good night to you both.
You'll not be disturbed.
Thank God for a bite to eat. Come along. There you are.
- What's next on the programme? - Get these things off.
Right. How are we going to set about it?
Anything in that bag of yours? A pair of scissors or hairpin or something?
A nail file if you think that'd help.
It'll take about 10 years but we can try.
Now let's make ourselves as comfortable as possible.
What about that skirt of yours? It's still pretty damp you know.
Don't want to be tied to a pneumonia case on top of everything else.
- Take it off, I don't mind. - I'll keep it on, thank you.
And that, is that.
My shoes and stockings are soaked. I'll take them off.
That's the first sensible thing I've heard you say.
- Can I be of any assistance? - No, thank you.
Fine.
- Here hold this. - Yes.
Half a minute.
- Thank you. - Don't mention it.
- Would you like your milk now? - No thank you. I'll wait a little.
That's better. Now are your feet quite warm again?
- Yes, thanks. - Well come on.
Will you kindly place yourself on the operating table?
Nobody's going to hurt you. This is Armistice day.
- Lets get some rest. - I'm not going to lie on this bed.
You're chained to me, you'll lie wherever I lie...
- we're the Siamese twins. - Don't gloat!
You think I'm looking forward to waking up and seeing your face?
Unwashed and shiny? What a sight you'll be.
Give me that nail file. Lets have a go at this.
Thank you.
I wish I could get that damned tune out of my head...
I wonder where I heard it.
- You sound very sleepy. - Sleepy! I'll say so.
Do you know when I last slept in a bed?
Saturday night. Then I only got a couple of hours.
- What made you wake? Dreams? - What do you mean?
They say murderers have terrible dreams.
Only at first. Got over that a long time ago...
when I first took to crime I was quite squeamish about it.
- I was a sensitive child. - You surprise me.
Used to wake up in night screaming thinking the police were after me...
but one gets hardened.
How did you start?
In quite a small way, pilfering from other children at school.
Then a little pocket picking, car pinching, smash and grab...
and so on, to plain burglary. Killed my first man when I was 19...
In years to come you can take your grandchildren to Madame Tussaud's...
- and point me out. - Which section?
It's early to say, I'm still young. I'll be in one department or another.
Yes, you'll point me out and say: "Chicks, if I told you how matey...
I once was with that gentleman, you'd be surprised". What's the matter?
You're pinching my wrist with this handcuff.
Sorry. Talking about Madame Tussaud's. That's how it all began.
- What began? - My career of crime...
all hereditary, Great Uncle Penruddock.
Who was he?
Where were you brought up? Never heard of my great uncle Penruddock...
the Cornish Bluebeard? Got it all from him.
I thought your family came from Canada.
No that's where they went after the Penruddock incident.
Murdered 3 wives and got away with it but his third mother-in-law...
got the goods on him and tried to have him arrested.
Did she succeed? No. He was too quick for her.
Took her for a walk to Land's End and shoved her into the Atlantic Ocean.
He's in Madame Tussaud's and there's no doubt about his department.
You must go down to see him sometime. Can't mistake him...
Third on the left as you go in, red whiskers and a hair lip.
And that lady, is the sad story of my life...
poor orphan boy, who never had a chance...
are you still set on giving me up to the police?
You're sure everything's going to be quite all right?
Bound to be. He can't have much time. As soon as I've picked up...
You know what, I'll clear out of the country.
Be careful.
Wire to me.
- Good bye my dear. - Good bye.
Is that Professor Jordan's house? Can I speak to Mrs Jordan then?
Is that Mrs Jordan?
Oh, he's gone to London.
I'd like that whiskey hot.
I'll get the hot water.
He dodged down a side street. The police took the wrong way.
The girl handed him over to us thinking we were detectives.
We had to take her as well because he told her everything.
Very good ma'am, I see. Yes, ma'am.
- Well? - The old man's got the wind up.
- He's cleared out already. - Whatever for?
Thought it too dangerous with Hannay on the loose...
he's warning the whole 39 steps.
Has he got the, you know?
Yes. He's picking up our friend at the London Palladium on the way out.
Here's your toddy. That'll be half a crown.
- And the phone call. - We'll say a shilling.
- Is this a hotel as well? - Aye.
- Do you have people staying here? - Aye.
I suppose you get a few odd people at this time of the year?
Oh, aye.
You didn't happen to have anyone in tonight, did you?
Aye.
They weren't by any chance a young couple, were they?
James!
Mercy me! What kind of a silly creature am I married to?
Want to get us all jailed? How much did you take for these?
Half a crown.
Out the pair of you. Don't let on that you got a drink here after hours.
You old fool you. You wouldn't have given away a young couple.
Good morning.
What's the idea? How did we get out of these?
You didn't. I slipped out of mine last night...
and camped out here.
- Why didn't you run away? - I did, but as I was going...
I discovered you've been speaking the truth so I decided to stay.
What earthquake caused your brain to work at last?
I overheard those men telephoning.
- What did they say? - A lot of stuff about the 39 steps.
Go on.
Someone's going to warn them. How can you warn steps?
Go on.
There was another thing, someone's got scared and is clearing out and...
Oh yes, he's picking up someone at the London Palladium.
The London Palladium?
Is that the Professor? Our friend with the little finger missing.
What does he want to go there for?
I feel such a fool, not having believed you.
Oh that's all right.
We ought to get a move on. What room are those 2 men in?
No room. They went as soon as they had telephoned.
They what?
- Didn't I tell you? - You let them go?
- You little idiot! - Don't talk to me like that.
4 or 5 precious hours wasted. Why didn't you wake me up?
You should've realised what they said was important.
They've called these men off why not let well alone?
Let well alone? My good girl, I'm accused of murder.
The only way I can clear myself is to expose these spies.
You still can. He's going to the London Palladium.
First or second house? I'll get there 5 hours late.
- The show should just about suit you! - What's that?
Crazy Month!
You're quite right madam.
The Air Ministry has a new thing lots of people are interested in...
but they are positive that no papers are missing about it...
that would be of any use to a spy.
I'm quite sure. There's a man leaving the country tonight with something.
Since you phoned from Scotland this morning we've made enquiries.
- It's obvious I'm wasting my time. - Just a moment please.
There's one thing you haven't told us.
Where's Richard Hannay?
I haven't the faintest idea.
- Now look here, you can't... - You're in the phone book, aren't you?
Well if anything crops up we'll give you a ring. That's all now. Thank you.
Tell Archer and Seagrave to get another taxi and follow that girl.
She'll lead us to Hannay alright.
Cover every exit and on no account let anyone leave the building.
You 2 go in the orchestra pit.
Ladies and gentlemen. We shall now sing.
No one's allowed to leave the theatre.
Can't a man go out and get a drink?
My seat's in the stalls. I'm looking for someone. May I go through?
She's seen him. She's on her way down to the stalls now sir.
Can I borrow your opera glasses?
Can I take your place please?
What are you doing here? Listen, he's in that box.
You can't do anything, I've been to Scotland Yard.
Nothing's been stolen from the Air Ministry.
But you heard those men and there he is.
Shall we take him now sir, or wait until the interval?
What are you going to do? Nothing's taken and that's the end.
Do you hear that tune? The damned tune I couldn't get out of my head.
Now I know where I heard it before. That music hall, Annabella Smith.
Ladies and gentlemen...
with your kind attention and permission...
I have now the honour to present to you...
one of the most remarkable men in the world.
- The same little man. - Every day...
he commits to memory 50 new facts and remembers every one.
Facts from history, geography, from newspapers and scientific textbooks.
Millions and millions of them, down to the smallest detail.
Test him ladies and gentlemen. Ask him any question...
I've got it. Of course there are no papers missing.
All the information is inside Memory's head.
Mr Memory.
- But I still don't understand. - Don't you see?
The details of that Air Ministry secret were borrowed and memorised by...
and then replaced before anyone could find out. That's why he's here tonight...
to take Memory out of the country after the show.
Some gentlemen here would like to speak to you.
A question please, a question please.
- When did Florence Nightingale die? - What is the height...
- There's something you must know. - OK, Hannay. Come quietly.
You don't want to cause trouble and spoil people's entertainment.
What are the 39 Steps?
Come on, answer that. What are the 39 Steps?
The 39 Steps is an organisation of Spies...
collecting information for...
Keep your seats. Keep your seats, please.
There's no need for alarm. No cause for alarm.
I don't want a chair. Let me rest here. I'm alright.
Take it easy.
Get the girls on straight away.
The girl's introduction right away.
What was the secret formula you were taking out of the country?
Will it be alright me telling you? It was a big job to learn it.
The biggest job I ever tackled and I don't want to throw it all away.
It will be quite all right.
The first feature of the new engine is its ratio of compression...
represented by R minus one over R to the power of Gamma.
Gamma seen in end-elevation, axis of the 2 lines of cylinders...
angle of 65 degrees.
Dimensions of cylinders as follows.
This device renders the engine completely silent.
- Am I right, sir? - Quite right old chap.
Thank you sir. Thank you.
I'm glad it's off my mind at last.