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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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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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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: Maybe this crazy dame with no brassiere is onto something!
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An elegant and witty remake ...
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Its inevitable that this would be compared to Hitchcock's 1938 original but for me there are many pleasures to be had in this elegant comedy-thriller. Douglas Slocombe's Panavision photography is wonderful and the playing of all involved is beautifully poised. George Axelrod's reworking of Sidney Gilliat's screenplay adds a nice screwball touch with his one-liners and Ian Carmichael and Arthur Lowe as the cricket-obsessed British tourists add humanity to their chauvinistic bullishness. And as a self-confessed Angela Lansbury fan I of course relished her depiction of Miss Froy. On a big cinema screen this looks terrific.


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