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
Nuns in high heels, cricket fanatics, a madcap heiress and an English nanny who suddenly isn't there...
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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
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
She's indestructible. She's an English nanny!
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