Of all the versions this one I liked the least , but it is not terrible. All 4 versions take great liberties with the original book.Tonight watched the remake of The 39 Steps, with Rupert Penryn-Jones as Hannay and the lovely Lydia Leonard as Victoria Sinclair, a suffragette-secret service agent.
- The Hitchcock 1935 version is one of my favourite films, though. It does add scenes and characters but the humour and chemistry between Robert Donat and Madeleine Carrol is engaging.
- The Kenneth Moore versions is largely a lesser remake of the Hitchcock version, missing a lot of the sparkle.
- the 1978 Robert Powell is engaging enough.
- Netflix are supposedly making a series based on the 39 Steps with Benedict Cumberbatch.