Passengers on a scheduled train out of the mountainous European country of Mandrika are delayed by a day due to an avalanche, and thus get up close and personal with each other out of necessity in the only and what becomes an overcrowded inn in the area. Once the train departs, the one person who it is uncertain is on the train is a middle aged English governess named Miss Froy. Iris Henderson, who was vacationing in Mandrika with girlfriends before heading back to England to get married, is certain that Miss Froy was on the train as they were in the same compartment and they had tea together in the dining car, but all those people who can corroborate her story don't seem to want to do so. Iris' thoughts are easily dismissed as a possible concussion as Iris was hit over the head just before boarding the train. Iris will take anyone's help in finding Miss Froy, even that of an Englishman named Gilbert, a musicologist with who she had a not so pleasant encounter at the inn the evening ... Written by
Spies! Playing the game of love - and sudden death!
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When Dr Hartz holds Iris and Gilbert at gunpoint he seemingly sits on a seat in the middle of the compartment. When Iris and Gilbert get up after Dr Hartz leaves they walk to the door between the compartments and right through where the seat should have been. See more
[because the hotel is full, Charters and Caldicott have been forced to share the maid's room
They might at least have given us one each?
The room at least.
Referenced in Silver Streak
"Colonel Bogey March"
Music by Kenneth Alford
Hummed by Michael Redgrave See more