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The Lady Vanishes (1938)

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Original title: Lady Vanishes, The

DVD Release Date
 R1: May 27, 1998
 R2: 25 Jul 2000

Running Time
1 hour, 37 minutes

Country UK

Production Companies
Gainsborough Pictures

Studio MGM

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Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Suspense, Kidnapping, Spy, Hostage, Infidelity, Marriage, Doctor, Political

Tagline: Spies! Playing the game of love - and sudden death!

Plot: The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, weaves a knotty yarn of intrigue in this early outing. Aboard a transcontinental train, a young woman named Iris Henderson meets an elderly governess, Miss Froy, en route to her home. Their conversation is polite, uneventful. Then Iris is hit on the head, and Froy disappears! Iris comes to and queries the crew and other passengers about Froy's whereabouts; shockingly, no one recalls seeing the governess. Iris asks a skeptical traveler, Gilbert, to help her find Froy. He agrees to assist Iris. As the search begins to seem futile, Iris starts to suspect she is losing her mind... Then several people on the train--including a shifty physician and a mysterious nun--reveal nefarious motives beneath their innocent facades.

The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, weaves a knotty yarn of intrigue and romance in this early outing. Young, beautiful, and spoiled Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood) is wrapping up a ski vacation before unenthusiastically returning to London to be married. In the hotel, she meets an elderly governess en route to home, Miss Froy (Dame May Witty), as well as an unbearably rude music scholar named Gilbert (Michael Redgrave). Then, just before boarding the train, Iris receives a blow to the head and is taken under the

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 Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock
Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest
 Written by
Ethel Lina White
The Spiral Staircase, The Spiral Staircase, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Sidney Gilliat
Jamaica Inn, The Belles of St. Trinian's, The Lady Vanishes
Alfred Hitchcock
Rope, The 39 Steps, The Trouble with Harry
Margaret Lockwood
The Slipper and the Rose, Night Train to Munich, A Place of One's Own
Michael Redgrave
The Innocents, Secret Agent, The Hill
Paul Lukas
The Monster and the Girl, Secret of the Blue Room
Dame May Whitty
Suspicion, Gaslight, Mrs. Miniver
Cecil Parker
The Ladykillers, The Court Jester, Swiss Family Robinson
Linden Travers
The Ghost Train
 Music By
Louis Levy
Sabotage, The Citadel, Night Train to Munich
Charles Williams
The 39 Steps, The Night Has Eyes, Candles at Nine



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