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The Lady Vanishes (1979)

 -  Action | Comedy | Mystery  -  March 1980 (USA)
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While traveling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realize that a passenger seems to have been kidnapped from their train.

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Storyline

On an express train traveling through pre-World War II Germany, American heiress Amanda Kelly befriends a cute old nanny, Miss Froy. But when Miss Froy disappears, everyone Amanda questions denies having ever 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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when the train is backed up to the yard, and Amanda has switched the points, she runs towards the train as it is leaving. The track they pass over passes the locomotive when the camera shows Robert reaching for her, but when the camera shows her running, she has yet to run over the track until the end, when Robert picks her up. See more »

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Robert: She's indestructible. She's an English nanny!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Hail, Hail, Black and White (1989) See more »

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Unfairly maligned, brilliant Lansbury
9 March 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The story is silly -- well, preposterous really, but it's great fun.

I agree that the Shepherd and Gould are a bit tiresome and overdone, but in fact, on the whole, they're fun too.

The best feature of the film is Angela Lansbury. She is brilliant as the nanny, catching every nuance with perfection, and should have had some kind of award for her performance.

The cricket fans are good and Gerald Harper is also convincing and chilling as the hard-hearted adulterer.

It is refreshing to see a film where there are no computer effects, and where real locations are used. I don't think we'll see too many films made this way again.


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