IA #18: The 39 Steps (1935)

 The 39 Steps (1935) on IMDb

It’s time for another Alfred Hitchcock entry in the Internet Archive Top 100. It’s got the usual plot of a bystander swept into a world of mystery and intrigue, but with a bit more humor and romance than some of Hitchcock’s other work.

In his cameo this time, Hitchcock tosses a bit of litter in the foreground around the 6:35 mark. This was one of his favorite movies, and in 1999, the British Film Institute ranked it the fourth best British film of the 20th century, behind The Third Man, Brief Encounter, and Lawrence of Arabia.