Joseph Cotton stars in the radio play based on Graham Greene's

THE 39 Steps and Dragnet


Don't forget: as you are listening to the old time radio shows, you can surf the web simultaneously.  Kind of like watching and reading the news on CNN and chewing gum at the same time.


The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps is a suspense novel written by Scottish author, John Buchan, and published in 1914.  The first film of the novel was made in 1935 by Alfred Hitchcock.  It is one of the earlier Hitchcock British spy-chase suspense-thrillers from a vintage period, his 18th film. Considered his first real masterpiece, it is both a crowd-pleasing box-office success and an extremely influential film that brought the famed director attention from American audiences. The film's tightly-plotted screenplay was loosely based on the 1914 novel and freely adapted by playwright Charles Bennett, Ian Hay and Hitchcock himself. The film was remade twice afterwards, both in the United Kingdom:

Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday in the hard-boiled series:


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The Big Plant

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