Great fun, though the 3rd act is a bit of a mess as it wraps itself up neatly with a bow.
over 3 years
Great old Hitchcock. Dramatic tension and whimsy
almost 4 years
My favorite early Hitchcock film. I love this flick.
over 4 years
Classic Hitchcock. A good suspense movie for fans of the genre.
over 4 years
The culmination of Hitchcock's British period.
I appreciate that Hitchcock gives you all the tools to solve the mystery yourself
over 6 years
A sadly under-appreciated gem by Hitchcock. And more whimsical than you may think.
The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and adapted by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder from the 1936 novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. It stars Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas and Dame May Whitty, and features Cecil Parker, Linden Travers, Naunton Wayne, Basil Radford, Mary Clare, Googie Withers, Catherine Lacey and Sally Stewart.
The Lady Vanishes is Hitchcock's penultimate film made in the UK before his move to Hollywood–1939's Jamaica Inn followed it. It was the great success of The Lady Vanishes, after a slump of three films that were not hits, that made it possible for Hitchcock to negotiate a very good deal to work in the States. A remake, also titled The Lady Vanishes, was made in 1979.
In Bandrika, a fictional country in an "uncivilised" region of immediately pre-World War II Central Europe, a motley group of travellers eager to return to England is delayed by an avalanche that has blocked the railway tracks. At...