Fly by Night
“Despite a distinguished European background, Robert Siodmak began his Hollywood career in ‘B' movies. He didn't stay there long, and his tenure was an honorable one, productive of a number of really interesting little movies like these.” --W.K.E.
“For some reason, Paramount made a number of 39 Steps homages - or rip-offs, depending on one's viewpoint - in 1942, including Bob Hope's My Favorite Blonde which even brought in Madeleine Carroll to underline the inspiration. Siodmak's film not only borrows from Hitchcock, but even includes a plot element suggested for but not used in a Fritz Lang thriller! It's a slick, fast and efficient combination of horror film, film noir and wartime comedy-thriller.” --W.K.E.