Favorite actor of British comedy legend Peter Sellers, who once said about Bob Donat: "I thought he was a god."
Director: Alexander Korda. The film marks Roger Moore's uncredited debut. Released as "Vacation from Marriage" in the U.S.A.
Director: Carol Reed. Also starred Kathleen Harrison, Bryan Herbert & Raymond Huntley
Director: Carol Reed. Also starred Robert Morley, Phyllis Calvert & Raymond Lovell
Director: Jacques Feyder. Also starred Herbert Lomas, Austin Trevor & Basil Gill
Director: Alexander Korda. Also starred Mile Mander, Laurence Hanray & William Austin
Peter O'Toole got the part
Robert Donat - The 39 Steps (1935), Kenneth More - The 39 Steps (1959)
Robert Donat - The 39 Steps (1935), Robert Powell - Thirty Nine Steps (1978)
Director: Sam Wood. Also starred John Mills, Paul Henried & Judith Furse
Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Also starred Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft & John Laurie. Plot: A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent, and is finding himself in one jam after another.
Director: John Boulting. Also starred Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough & Robert Beatty. Plot: The story of William Friese-Greene (Donat), a British inventor who (this film would have you think) made the first movie camera
Director: King Vidor. Also starred Rex Harrison, Emlym Williams & Penelope Dudley-Ward
British romantic comedy, directed by René Clair
Director: Anthony Asquith. Also starred Margaret Leighton, Kathleen Harrison & Francis L. Sullivan
Director: Charles Frend. Also starred Adrienne Corri, Walter Fitzgerald & Reginald Beckwith. Plot: The parson of a small rural community knows he is dying and this makes him reconsider his life so far and what he can still do to help the community.