In a train compartment, there is a brief scene showing a man holding up a bra. He is evidently involved in lingerie sales.


While on the run, staying sharing a bed at an inn overnight, a handcuffed single man and single woman pose as a “runaway couple,” meaning they are not actually married to each other.


There’s a brief scene that shows a woman’s legs. She is forced to take off her wet nylon stockings while handcuffed to a man. His hand is briefly rests on her knee. Fully dressed, they are then forced to share a bed overnight.


A man forcefully kisses a woman to cover his identity.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Speaking of the dedicated image in “thirty nine steps”, I’m afraid the most impressive one is the “Mr. memory”. At the end of the film, when the hero Hannah is about to be taken away by the police and is forced to ask “what is the Thirty-nine Steps” loudly, he does not violate his professional ethics because this problem is related to important state secrets and espionage. After a moment’s hesitation, he chose to answer. Therefore, he was fatally shot by “Mr. severed finger”. Does Mr. memory know that his answer may be serious enough to cost his life? We don’t know. But judging from the relieved expression after revealing confidential details to Hannah and the police before his death, he did not regret his choice.

It’s not just Mr. memory who defends professional integrity with death. At the beginning of the film, Isabella, a female spy, opened fire in the concert hall to get rid of the spy who found her trace, causing riots, and took the initiative to chat up the handsome Hannah and take her home for the night. In the end, instead of passion and romance, Isabella took her own life. But before she died, she struggled to deliver important information and related things to Hannah.

Two of Mr. Duanzhi’s men are dedicated. First, it is reflected in persistence. They can stick outside Hannah’s apartment all night and wait for the opportunity to assassinate Isabella (however, Hitchcock did not explain why Isabella can successfully get rid of the murderer after being seriously stabbed and return to Hannah’s room before she dies). After that, Hannah was closely tracked until the podium “arrested” him in the name of the police. Second, it has a sensitivity consistent with the identity of a spy. Before the club was taken away by spy agents, Hannah revealed the details of espionage to the heroine Carol in a desperate voice and asked her to inform the police. This sudden change immediately aroused the vigilance and anxiety of the two spies. After a brief exchange of glances, they decided to take Carol away with them on the grounds of police witness records. Of course, the more important role of this plot setting is in narration. Hitchcock wants to trigger a more wonderful romantic and dangerous “handcuffed journey” for the hero and heroine in the second half of the film.

Hannah “threw himself into the net” and mistakenly entered Mr. Duanzhi’s apartment. When the latter threatened and mocked, raised his broken finger and right hand, and took out a pistol to force Hannah who was trying to escape, his wife just came into the door. Obviously, she saw her husband’s every move. But to the surprise of the audience, the lady’s reaction seemed to be that nothing had happened. She gracefully and blandly informed the two hostile men in the room that lunch was ready, and then turned and left. Personally, this approach to black humor, on the one hand, reflects Hitchcock’s persistence in the thriller comedy style of the film: even when the protagonist is facing a critical moment of life crisis, he must let the audience experience the existence of humor. On the other hand, it involves the theme of this paper: dedication. Hitchcock did not want to vilify foreign spies. Perhaps he would think that these people’s behavior is noble from a certain point of view, because after all, they are serving their motherland. The wife of Mr. Duanzhi not only fully understands and supports her husband’s behavior, but also she herself is likely to be one of the important members of the spy network. She would take it for granted that appropriate threats or even killings are only a necessary part of espionage. Therefore, will be indifferent.

But in the film, Hitchcock uses the opposite way to portray the British police, the opposite of the foreign spy who should be on the just side. During the train interrogation, the police chasing Hannah chased the freight car and opened the door. Several vicious dogs were barking in the carriage. The police lost all their courage and prevaricated with each other. No one wanted to come forward first. The scene was quite funny. Moreover, it can be seen from the figure below that these police officers are of different shapes and slow movements. Compared with those two capable spy agents, they obviously lack professional quality.

When Hannah escaped from Mr. severed finger’s residence and thought he had enough evidence to expose the espionage plot to the police, the local police chief who received him showed even worse professional ethics. The man not only ignored Hannah’s evidence – the Bible with a warhead embedded in it – but also didn’t think about why a wanted murderer wanted to throw himself into the net? The only thing he has to do is routinely call the superior department to pick up people.

Why is Hitchcock unwilling to “treat” the British police? Pure narration requires that the police should not be involved too early, so as not to fully display the subsequent wonderful thriller plot? Or is it because the director himself has a long-term hatred for the lingering psychological shadow after his childhood detention, so he intends to achieve some hidden psychological revenge by “vilifying” the police image in his works? Haha, no matter what, at least one thing is certain that this way of expression adds a lot to the comedy atmosphere of the film.

Not only the main characters, several supporting actors and even Longtao, we can still clearly feel the element of dedication. After Isabella’s death, Hannah was thinking about how to get rid of the spy agents still wandering outside the building. Just then a milkman came in. Hannah tried to trick the other party into changing clothes with himself. But just after he took the basket out of the building, the milkman picked up the bottle above the ground, chased it to the door and shouted, “you forgot the empty bottle!”

The most interesting and least noticed model of dedication and love appeared on the train. When the police chased Hannah and hurried through the passenger compartment, a waiter with dishes came across. Although the train was bumpy and the aisle was narrow, the man still quickly flashed past the police running opposite one by one, and did not scatter the meals in the plate because of constant physical collision.

In the inn, Hannah saved his life with the help of the shopkeeper’s professional ethics. When she found out that her Muna husband was about to tell the stranger about the guest’s check-in, the alert landlady quickly interrupted their conversation in the name of being unable to provide alcohol to the guests at night, and drove the agent out of the store. Although its original intention is to protect elopement couples, from another point of view, not casually disclosing the information of hotel guests is also one of the necessary qualities for engaging in this industry.

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