Friday, November 4, 2011

The Lady Vanishes

1938


Director:  Alfred Hitchcock

Writer:  Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder

Adapted From 1936 Novel: The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White

Cinematographer: Jack E. Cox

Running time: 97 minutes

Country: United Kingdom
         
Cast:
 Margaret Lockwood as Iris Henderson       
 Michael Redgrave as Gilbert      
 Paul Lukas as Dr Hartz      
 May Whitty as Miss Froy       
 Cecil Parker as Mr Todhunter
 Linden Travers as Mrs Todhunter       
 Naunton Wayne as Caldicott       
 Basil Radford as Charters      
 Mary Clare as Baroness       
 Emile Boreo as Hotel Manager       
 Googie Withers as Blanche      
 Sally Stewart as Julie       
 Philip Leaver as Signor Doppo       
 Selma Vaz Dias as Signora Doppo       
 Catherine Lacey as The Nun      
 Josephine Wilson as Madame Kummer      
 Charles Oliver as The Officer       
 Kathleen Tremaine as Anna


 Plot:   
While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.                                  


Awards: 
Best Director Alfred Hitchcock New York Film Critics Circle Award

Trivia: 
Orson Welles reportedly saw this film eleven times.

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Rating:  4 stars out of 5 stars

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