The Lady Vanishes (1938) was a Comedy - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Edward Black.
Review: The Lady Vanishes (1938)By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 16, 2018 From 4 Star Films
Though he would make Jamaica Inn the following year, it’s undoubtedly The Lady Vanishes that situated Hitchcock for the move to Hollywood as his last great British film showcasing once more his immense aptitude as a storyteller no matter the resources on hand. At the beginning of the proceedin... Read full article
REEL INFATUATION BLOGATHON: The dashing Gilbert of The Lady Vanishes (1938)on Jun 23, 2017 From Caftan Woman
Who is the movie character that sets your heart aflutter? Font and Frock and Silver Scenes are hosting, for the second year, the Reel Infatuation Blogathon running from June 23 to June 25. Day 1 recap Day 2 recap Day 3 recap The delightful comic-thriller The Lady Vanishes was adapted by Sidn... Read full article
REEL INFATUATION BLOGATHON: The dashing Gilbert of The Lady Vanishes (1938)By Caftan Woman on Jun 23, 2017 From Caftan Woman
Who is the movie character that sets your heart aflutter? Font and Frock and Silver Scenes are hosting, for the second year, the Reel Infatuation Blogathon running from June 23 to June 25. The delightful comic-thriller The Lady Vanishes was adapted by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder from Ethel L... Read full article
The Lady Vanishes: Review of a Fantastic MovieBy The Wonderful World of Cinema on Nov 22, 2014 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
If I would have the chance to star in an Hitchcock’s film, I would certainly have loved to star in The Lady Vanishes. The Lady Vanishes was, as I said, directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock in 1938. It was produced by Gainsborough Pictures. Along with The 39 Steps, it is considered one of his... Read full article
Classic Films in Focus: THE LADY VANISHES (1938)By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 29, 2014 From Virtual Virago
Like his earlier film, The 39 Steps (1935), Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes (1938) straddles the line between mystery thriller and screwball romance. The sinister elements of this disappearing act staged on a moving train are matched, if not outweighed, by a pair of bickering amateur dete... Read full article
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Caldicott: Well, I don't want to rub it in, but if you hadn't insisted on standing up until they'd finished their national anthem...
Charters: Yes, but you must show respect, Caldicott. If I'd known it was going to last twenty minutes...
Caldicott: It has always been my contention that the Hungarian Rhapsody is *not* their national anthem.
Dr. Hartz: And I am Dr. Egon Hartz; you may have heard of me.
Gilbert: Not the brain surgeon?
Dr. Hartz: Yes, the same.
Gilbert: Yes, you flew over to England the other day and operated on one of our cabinet ministers.
Dr. Hartz: Oh, yes.
Gilbert: Tell me, did you find anything?
Gilbert: What was she wearing? Scotch tweeds wasn't it?
Iris Henderson: Oatmeal tweeds.
Gilbert: I knew it had something to do with porridge.
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The cricket match that is being talked about in the movie by Charters (Basil Radford) is the description of the actual third Ashes test between England and Australia at Manchester in 1938. The result of the test match quite rightly was shown in the end through a newspaper headline - "Match abandoned due to rain".
The fictitious country where most of the story takes place is named in the movie: in her first scene, Miss Froy says, "Bandrika is one of Europe's few undiscovered corners." The first two stations in the movie are identified by briefly visible signs, and the third in dialog: they are Zolnay, Dravka, and Morsken.
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