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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.

Director:

Anthony Page

Writers:

George Axelrod (screenplay), 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 Madlena Nedeva ... Nun
Madge Ryan ... Rose Flood Porter
Rosalind Knight Rosalind Knight ... Evelyn Barnes
Vladek Sheybal ... Trainmaster
Wolf Kahler ... Helmut
Barbara Markham ... Frau Kummer
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Storyline

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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All aboard the train of mysterious events! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dama koja nestaje See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Robert: She's indestructible. She's an English nanny!
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Featured in At the Movies: Hail, Hail, Black and White (1989) See more »

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Endearing fodder for Cybill fans
25 June 2017 | by tonycarter-mymzSee all my reviews

If you are a weary critic and insist that a remake of the original be more of the same but better, you will be wasting your time on this because it's played more kooky and comic than a suspenseful thriller.

The movie keeps up a regular stream of witty patter, largely in the dialogue between her and Gould. The English pair of characters who only care about getting home to the cricket are a caricature to be sure, but earn their place. I could not say so much of the abducted Lansbury character, who seems to have graduated from the Dick Van Dyke school of accents. But it hardly matters, because her screen time is barely more than a cameo.

This is very much Cybill's movie. She looks more beautiful than any mortal woman has a right being. Her performance veering between ditzy and wide-eyed confusion, gives ample time for the viewer to luxuriate for scene after scene in her large eyes... and that decidedly flattering dress. Anybody who already formed an infatuation for her from her long-running role in Moonlighting will not be disappointed.


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