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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerald Harper ...
Madlena Nedeva ...
Madge Ryan ...
Rosalind Knight ...
Evelyn Barnes
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Barbara Markham ...


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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March 1980 (USA)  »

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The film was made and released about forty-one years after the original Alfred Hitchcock film The Lady Vanishes (1938). See more »


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


Robert: Maybe this crazy dame with the wild body and no brassiere is onto something!
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Remake of The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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An elegant and witty remake ...
9 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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