The Cast Who Knew Too Much
The 39 Steps
The Cast rolls on this week and this time they head to Scotland to track down the mysterious 39 Steps with one of Hitch's most seminal British films. Your fearless hosts, Arthur and Dustin, go in-depth to discuss a movie that they both throroughly enjoyed. The 39 Steps, as the mention, lays the ground work for many of the themes and tropes that he would become known for. It is also the next film chronologically in Hitch's filmography, following last month's The Man Who Knew Too Much from 1934.
In this episode, we touch on Hitchcock's relationship to catholicism and his view of the police. We also look at the theme of the man on the run and the icy blonde; two tropes that become important cornerstones of Hitch's career.
So, dear listener, it's time for you to ask Mr. Memory whether you should hit that play button or not.