Overall Rank: 693
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 98
Theatrical Release Date: 11/01/1938
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty, Cecil Parker, Linden Travers
Plot: A night of bad weather strands a trans-European trains in a small country Inn. Socialite Iris Henderson strikes up a conversation with an old governess Miss Froy. When the journey resumes, Miss Froy has disappeared, and with the help of a musician, she vows to get to the bottom of the mystery.
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Snoogans - wrote on 08/11/2012
Mysterious and comical. This is lighter in tone, for a Hitchcock film. Some good fun.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/17/2011
This is an underappreciated early gem from Hitchcock. It features the right blend of light comedy and mystery to remain interesting and thrilling until the unsuspecting conclusion.
TheWolf - wrote on 08/21/2007
While "The Lady Vanishes" may not have the trademark Hitchcock look of some of the Master's later films, it is still terrific. While it may seem dated, and this is Hitchcock's early work, the film still has all the trademarks of the Master of Thrillers.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/15/2012
A group of strangers bond in a hotel and train. Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood) meets an old lady named Froy (May Whitty). It is evident even in the early works of Hitchcock that he really chooses gorgeous actresses. One of the best quotes from the picture: Iris – “I have no regrets. I’ve done everything.” Froy - “Some people have so little consideration of others.” “I don’t think you can judge any country based on its politics.” One of the characters speaks so fast which is difficult to understand the film at times. It had few unbelievable scenes such as a stranger coming inside another girl’s room who she doesn’t know, which is not even locked. Pace of the film is slow even the first 30min. was not that interesting. However, the pace improves and its themes of regrets, …
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