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The Lady Vanishes (1979)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Mystery  |  March 1980 (USA)
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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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Nuns in high heels, cricket fanatics, a madcap heiress and an English nanny who suddenly isn't there... See more »


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Dama koja nestaje  »

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The film was made and released about forty-three years after its source novel "The Wheel Spins" by Ethel Lina White had been first published in 1936. See more »


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


Robert: She's indestructible. She's an English nanny!
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5 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen the original but I watched this with 1 hour delay on two channels simultaneously, I was at home with a cold at the time and feeling very sorry for myself. Anyway, if you would just put the two leads aside for a moment (although Eliot Gould was SO cute in the movie and Cybil Shepperd did the visual pun of Marilyn Monroe on the air vent very well when she gets out of the train...) The thing I really liked about this film were the characters of Charters and Caldicott - they made me laugh hysterically - there they are drinking tea - understating this understating that - then suddenly.....they are really terrific minor characters. I would love a whole film on those two. Very affectionate look at English manners. ARTHUR LOWE MADE ME FORGET HOW ILL I FELT!

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