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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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Anthony Page

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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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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La dama desaparece 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

Second of two late 1970s remakes of Alfred Hitchcock movies from Hitch's English black-and-white 1930s talkies period, this film being a remake of 1938's The Lady Vanishes (1938). The first had been 1978's The Thirty Nine Steps (1978) (a remake of 1935's The 39 Steps (1935)). 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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Remake of The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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Excellent remake of an original Hitchcock
16 December 2005 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

Much as I like and possess the DVD of the original Hitchcock version, this remake is a much better job. It avoids many of the tedious moments of the original film, especially during the first half hour or so in the hotel, and introduces a lot more humour. I mean Arthur Lowe and Ian Carmichael are nothing short of EXCELLENT, far funnier than the tedious idiots of the original. In addition we have better sound quality, superb picture quality, an extremely sexy Cybill Sheppard and a BEAUTIFUL sound track !! What more could you ask. I know little about the main mail character Elliot Gould and indeed found his performance the least interesting, but this is more than compensated for by the other performances. The Nazi Helmut played his role very well and rendered himself thoroughly dislikeable. And I have always loved Angela Lansbury in whatever rôle I have seen her. This is good quality cinematic entertainment from 1979, without special effects, something which is in very short supply in these initial years of the twenty first century. Thank God it's been issued on a DVD !


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