|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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