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The Lady Vanishes ()


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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.

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Robert
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Amanda
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Miss Froy
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Dr. Hartz
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Caldicott
Gerald Harper ...
Todhunter
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Mrs. Todhunter
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Baroness
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Nun
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Rose Flood Porter
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Evelyn Barnes
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Trainmaster
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Helmut
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Frau Kummer
Jonathan Hackett ...
Dining Car Waiter
Gary McDermott ...
Baroness's Manservant (as Garry McDermott)
Jacki Harding ...
Baroness's Maid
Hillevi ...
Daughter
John Alkin ...
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Party Guest
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Party Guest
Jillianne Foot ...
Party Guest
Helen Lambert ...
Party Guest
Claus-Dieter Reents ...
1st Killer (as Claus Dieter Reents)
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2nd Killer
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Bellboy (as Pierre Frankh)
Uli Steigberg ...
Porter
Edgar Wenzel ...
Waiter
Heinz Winter ...
Hotel Manager
Bruno Thost ...
Signal Box Man
Claus Fuchs ...
Station Master
Peter Schratt ...
German Officer

Directed by

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Anthony Page

Written by

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George Axelrod ... (screenplay by)
 
Sidney Gilliat ... (based on the screenplay by) &
Frank Launder ... (based on the screenplay by)
 
Ethel Lina White ... (a novel by)

Produced by

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Michael Carreras ... executive producer
Mark L. Rosen ... producer (uncredited)
Tom Sachs ... producer
Arlene Sellers ... executive producer
Alex Winitsky ... executive producer

Music by

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Richard Hartley

Cinematography by

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Douglas Slocombe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Russell Lloyd

Editorial Department

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Joe Gallagher ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Allan Foenander
Irene Lamb

Production Design by

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Wilfred Shingleton

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William Alexander ... (as Bill Alexander)

Costume Design by

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Emma Porteous

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Stephanie Kaye ... chief hairdresser
Neville Smallwood ... makeup supervisor
Jill Carpenter ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Nick Gillott ... production supervisor (as Nicholas Gillott)
Albert Schwinges ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Dryhurst ... assistant director
Michael Mertineit ... assistant director
Andrew Montgomery ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Peter Fern ... construction engineer (uncredited)
Tony Graysmark ... construction manager (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ken Barker ... dubbing mixer
Alfred Cox ... sound editor (as Alf Cox)
Peter Handford ... sound mixer
Malcolm Davies ... sound: second unit (uncredited)
John Hayward ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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Don Hansard ... background process co-ordinator

Stunts

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Peter Brayham ... stunt arrangements
Richard Graydon ... stunt arrangements
Paul Weston ... stunt arrangements

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John Harris ... camera: second unit
Chic Waterson ... camera operator
Steve Birtles ... gaffer (uncredited)
Keith Hamshere ... still photographer (uncredited)
Michael J. Jacobs ... special unit photographer (uncredited)
Robin Vidgeon ... focus puller (uncredited)
David Wynn-Jones ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ossie Clark ... furs designed by (as Ossie Clarke)
Jackie Cummins ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Christian Jungbluth ... location manager
Dusty Symonds ... location manager

Music Department

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Philip Martell ... musical director
Les Reed ... composer: theme song

Script and Continuity Department

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Kay Rawlings ... continuity

Additional Crew

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Frederick Buckman ... cutting room
Sally Shewring ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines All aboard the train of mysterious events! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Doomsday Express (United States)
  • La dama del expreso (Spain)
  • O Mistério da Dama Desaparecida (Portugal)
  • Dama koja nestaje (Serbia)
  • レディバニッシュ 暗号を歌う女 (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 97 min
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Budget GBP2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Though Cybill Shepherd only wears one costume in the movie, (a bias-cut white satin dress), the costume department made nine identical copies to facilitate filming. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Hail, Hail, Black and White (1989). See more »
Quotes Robert: She's indestructible. She's an English nanny!
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