The Lady Vanishes (1938) Poster


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Version of 

The Lady Vanishes (2013) (TV Movie)

Remade as 

Edited from 

Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)
ferry boat footage

Edited into 

The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
excerpt shown in 'The 1930s: The Great Depression' episode


Night Train to Munich (1940)
This is a spin-off of The Lady Vanishes. It does follow the movie
Crook's Tour (1941)
This is a spin-off of The Lady Vanishes. It does follow the movie
Charters & Caldicott (1985) (TV Mini-Series)


The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
Early in the film there is an homage to the recurring shot in The Lodger in which a chandelier is seen to shake due to movement on the floor above.
Bank Holiday (1938)
Michael Redgrave, in order to disguise their real conversation from a passerby (the fake Miss Froy), says to Margaret Lockwood, "Of course, for sheer variety, give me an English summer. I remember once spending a bank holiday in Brighton..." This alludes to the film Bank Holiday (1938) released earlier that year by the same studio, starring Margaret Lockwood, and set largely in Brighton. A bank holiday is what North Americans would call a long weekend.
Covered Tracks (1938)
Veit Harlans film of the same year recurs on the same supposed-to-be-true story of a lady vanishing in the middle of Parisien World Fair 1867. Her daughter is searching everywhere, while her existence is denied by everyone - she has died of plague, and the authorities want to prevent panic.

Referenced in 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Into Thin Air (1955) (TV Episode)
In his introduction, Alfred Hitchcock notes that his film The Lady Vanishes (1938) was based on the Vanishing Hotel Room urban legend.
Monitor: Huw Wheldon Meets Alfred Hitchcock (1964) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Huw.
Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
Morroe refers to the film during his discussion with Barnet about Alfred Hitchcock's work.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
There are two references to Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938), in which Vanessa Redgrave's father Michael Redgrave starred: Ratchett disappears in a tunnel, and (later) an initial is drawn on a fogged window.
Silver Streak (1976)
Clara et les Chics Types (1981)
mentioned once
Pole Position: The Canine Vanishes (1984) (TV Episode)
Title is a reference
Phenomena (1985)
DuckTales: The Money Vanishes (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Dallas: The Lady Vanishes (1987) (TV Episode)
title reference
Columbo: Sex and the Married Detective (1989) (TV Episode)
Mr. Lense says, "The lady vanishes."
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Marie line: "It's like in The Lady Vanishes"...
Babar: The Old Lady Vanishes (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Rugrats: The Baby Vanishes/Farewell, My Friend (1993) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Frasier: Beloved Infidel (1993) (TV Episode)
An intertitle mentions Hitchcock's film about an elderly lady that seems to have disappeared from an express train without traces. Purportedly the movie that made Hitchcock the Master of Suspense!
Family Portraits: Alfred Hitchcock (1995) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Patricia Hitchcock
Wings: The Lady Vanishes (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Brian DePalma was a big Hitchcock fan. His Mission: Impossible features Vanessa Redgrave, daughter of "The Lady Vanishes" star Michael Redgrave, in a film that also features espionage onboard a train. Switching identities and loyalties are themes in both as well.
Frasier: Frasier's Imaginary Friend (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced by an intertitle.
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: How Time Flies (1998) (TV Episode)
mentioned by train conductor
E! True Hollywood Story: Alfred Hitchcock (1999) (TV Episode)
Stills Shown
Queer as Folk: Poster May Lead to the Truth (2003) (TV Episode)
Emmett asks Michael if he has seen the film.
Foyle's War: The French Drop (2004) (TV Episode)
Milner makes reference to the film.
Flightplan (2005)
In "The Lady Vanishes", a young woman is seated next to an elderly woman on a train. The young woman falls asleep. When she wakes up, there is no sign of the elderly woman, and no sign that she ever got on the train.
Monk: Mr. Monk Makes a Friend (2007) (TV Episode)
The murder victim's music box plays the tune that is central to the plot of the Hitchcock film.
Kidnapped: Do Unto Others (2007) (TV Episode)
Leo Cain mentions the title, remembering watching this with his father.
Andy Barker, P.I.: The Lady Varnishes (2007) (TV Episode)
Title spoof
Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Night Train (2009)
Mrs. Froy is a direct homage to Miss Froy from "The Lady Vanishes"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $15,000 question
Gossip Girl: The Lady Vanished (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Knight and Day (2010)
Roy draws a circle on the train window, like Miss Froy does in the Lady Vanishes. Fitzgerald comments, "Always the classics."
This Means War (2012)
FDR suggests to rent it in DVD-store
Upstairs Downstairs: All the Things You Are (2012) (TV Episode)
Beryl and Spargo plan to see "The Lady Vanishes."
Pretty Little Liars: This Is a Dark Ride (2012) (TV Episode)
In one scene, someone asks Aria her name but cannot hear her answer because of a noise, so she writes it on the fogged window of the train, then subsequently goes missing. These plot points are all from the Hitchcock film The Lady Vanishes.
Hitchcock (2012)
Mentioned by Hitchcock to Alma.
My Weekly Bond: Hitchcock Reviews: The Lady Vanishes (2013) (TV Episode)
Reviewed in this episode.
Pretty Little Liars: Grave New World (2013) (TV Episode)
The disappearing act is a recreation of a scene from the movie.
Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) (Short)
DVD on the shelf (Alfred Hitchcock box-set).
My Weekly Bond: Subscriber Q&A Video! (2014) (TV Episode)
iZombie: Abra Cadaver (2015) (TV Episode)
Chapter reference, "The Lady Materializes."

Featured in 

At the Movies: Hail, Hail, Black and White (1989) (TV Episode)
Train scene shown to compare with the color remake
The Grifters (1990)
Appears on TV set in motel
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999) (TV Movie)
Living Famously: Alfred Hitchcock (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Six Feet Under: Death Works Overtime (2003) (TV Episode)
David and Nate are watching this movie
Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips included in documentary
WatchMojo: Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Lady Vanishes gets an honorable mention.
78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)
Clips shown.

Spoofed in 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
One of Earl and Greg's movies ("The Lady Manishness")

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