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The Lady Vanishes (1979)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Mystery | March 1980 (USA)
While travelling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realize a passenger seems to have been kidnapped off of their train, but, no other passenger aside from themselves, recalls her.

Director:

Anthony Page

Writers:

George Axelrod (screenplay by), Sidney Gilliat (based on the screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Robert
Cybill Shepherd ... Amanda
Angela Lansbury ... Miss Froy
Herbert Lom ... Dr. Hartz
Arthur Lowe ... Charters
Ian Carmichael ... Caldicott
Gerald Harper Gerald Harper ... Todhunter
Jenny Runacre ... Mrs. Todhunter
Jean Anderson ... Baroness
Madlena Nedeva ... Nun
Madge Ryan ... Rose Flood Porter
Rosalind Knight ... Evelyn Barnes
Vladek Sheybal ... Trainmaster
Wolf Kahler ... Helmut
Barbara Markham ... Frau Kummer
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Storyline

On a train travelling through pre-World War II Germany, American heiress Amanda Metcalfe Madvani von Hoffstetter Kelly (Cybill Shepherd) befriends Miss Froy (Dame Angela Lansbury), an older nanny. But when Miss Froy disappears, everyone Amanda asks denies ever having seen her. Eventually, Amanda persuades American photographer Robert Condon (Elliott Gould) 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 »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Jean Anderson was dubbed. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Robert: Maybe this crazy dame with the wild body and no brassiere is onto something!
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Connections

Remake of The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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Unfairly maligned, brilliant Lansbury
9 March 2006 | by pawebsterSee 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Budget:

GBP2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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