Original Alfred Hitchcock movie poster of the classic thriller, The 39 Steps (1935) for sale.
This is an actual surviving poster of The 39 Steps, which was released in India by the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC).
The 39 Steps is considered as the greatest British film ever made, making this poster highly collectible.
Printed and circulated in India somewhere in the 1970s/1980s during the film's release in India, this Alfred Hitchcock poster was originally intended for publicity but never ended up being used.
This poster features a combination of two design techniques – hand painted / hand drawn as well as photographic still cut paste. The center of the poster features a black and white hand painted image depicting two hands handcuffed to each other, whereas a large staircase is seen in the dark background with its steps clearly visible. Still photographs of key scenes from the film are pasted on the bottom of the poster. This original Alfred Hitchcock poster is set against a minimalistic blank background. Typography used in the film's title correlates with its thriller genre – painted in red.
The 39 Steps is a blockbuster 1935 thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat. Based on the 1915 adventure novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan, the film is about a man in London who tries to help a counter-espionage agent prevent an organization of spies called The 39 Steps from stealing top secret information.
Like most of his films, Alfred Hitchcock is seen in a cameo in The 39 Steps.