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The Lady Vanishes (1938) was a Comedy - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Edward Black.

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Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave in Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes

By Stephen Reginald on Oct 10, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave in Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes The Lady Vanishes (1938) is a British thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. The success of this film caught the attention of producer David O. Selznick. Selznick signed H... Read full article


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 Movie

By 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


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Quotes from

Gilbert: I'm about as popular as a dose of strychnine.


Gilbert: Come on, sit down, take it easy. What's the trouble?
Iris Henderson: If you must know, something fell on my head.
Gilbert: When, infancy?


Iris: [Following Miss Froy back to her compartment] Thank you for looking after me when I was - well, knocked out before.
Miss Froy: Never mind, dear. Now if I were you I'd try to get a little sleep. It'll make you feel quite well again! There's a most intriguing acrostic in the Needlewoman. I'm going to try to finish it before you wake up.
[Watches and then smiles as Iris closes her eyes]


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Gilbert says he once drove "a miniature engine on the Dymchurch line". The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is a real-life miniature (1/3 normal size) railway in southeast England, which in 2003 still uses steam locomotives and carries passengers over 13 miles of route.
Charters and Caldicott (played by Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne) proved to be such popular characters that they were teamed up in other films. They reappeared in Night Train to Munich (also starring Margaret Lockwood) and Millions Like Us, two films also written by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder. They also starred in the BBC Radio serials "Crook's Tour" (which was also made into a film), and "Secret Mission 609." In 1985, they reappeared in the BBC Television mystery mini-series, Charters & Caldicott, played by Robin Bailey and Michael Aldridge.
A musician is mysteriously strangled by disembodied hands after serenading Miss Froy under her hotel window. This is not one of the film's loose ends as previously reported. Froy uses a musical code and the singer can be assumed to be passing information to Froy. Note that Froy is carefully listening to the notes, not just enjoying the serenade. The singer is an informant or another spy.
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