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The Lady Vanishes (1979)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Mystery | March 1980 (USA)
Whilst traveling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realise a passenger seems to have been kidnapped off their train, but, no other passenger aside from themselves, recalls her.

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On a train traveling through pre-WW II Germany, American heiress Amanda Kelly befriends a Miss Froy, an older nanny. But when Miss Froy disappears, everyone Amanda asks denies ever having seen her. Eventually Amanda persuades American photographer Robert Condon to help her search the train, during which they discover that Miss Froy wasn't quite what she seemed. Written by measham

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Nuns in high heels, cricket fanatics, a madcap heiress and an English nanny who suddenly isn't there... See more »


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Bette Davis was offered the role of Miss Froy. Davis told biographer and friend Whitney Stine ("I'd Love to Kiss You ... Conversations with Bette Davis"), "I loved Dame May Whitty in the original, but I don't think the part is quite right for me. She should be a plump, sweet old lady." The part went to Angela Lansbury, who had co-starred with Davis in Death on the Nile (1978). See more »

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Amanda Kelly's shoes while pursuing the train. See more »

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Robert: She's indestructible. She's an English nanny!
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A Cybill Shepherd comedy, whereas Hitchcock's original was a mystery
5 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Remake of a British 1938 Michael Redgrave film with Dame Mae Witty and Margaret Lockwood. The 1979 version, done as a Cybill Shepherd and Elliott Gould vehicle, pushes mainly its comedic/farcical elements instead of it being s legitimate mystery itself. The political intrigues and treacheries of the years between the First and Second World Wars made a better basis for the 1938 film than the 1979 film had. Alfred Hitchcock had still been in Britain when his 1938 film was made. Hitchcock had a sure hand utilizing the looming dangers and unease of the time, just one year prior to Britain's actual 1939 entry into WWII. The 1979 film isn't rotten but it simply doesn't hold up when weighed against Hitchcock's original. If you watch the 1979 movie, do so expecting a comedy not a mystery, and do so before you ever have seen the Hitchcock version.


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