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The Lady Vanishes

(The lady vanishes), (Une femme disparaît), (Eine dame verschwindet)


Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty,

A seamless blend of humor and thrills set on a transcontinental train where a young English woman (Margaret Lockwood), having dozed off, awakes to find that the tweedy-whimsical old lady (Dame May Whitty) with whom she had been conversing has disappeared. The Lady Vanishes is squarely 1938, as the train speeds through the Tyrolean Alps to a place where nobody can be neutral. A Launder-Gilliat script and the first appearance of that delightful duo of twits, Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford, assure that, although war and Hollywood were in the wings, there might at the very least always be an England.

Judy Bloch
  • Sidney Gilliat
  • Frank Launder
Based On
  • The novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White

  • Jack Cox
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 96 mins
  • Park Circus

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The lady vanishes (distributor materials), Dane Wilsonne, 1979

The lady vanishes (distributor materials), Janus Films, 1973

American film criticism -- excerpt (book excerpt), Horace Liveright, Inc., Stanley Kauffmann, 1972

Other peoples pictures (article), MovieMaker, Alan Cleave, 1969

Billy Wilder / Alain Resnais (program note), National Film Theatre (London, England), Richard Roud, 1968

Hitchcock -- excerpt (book excerpt), Editions universitaires, Claude Chabrol, 1957

The lady vanishes (review), Frank S. Nugent, 1938

The lady vanishes (review), Philadelphia Evening Ledger, Henry T. Murdock, 1938

The lady vanishes (review), Philadelphia Daily News, 1938

The lady vanishes (review), Philadelphia Evening Ledger, 1938

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