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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Margaret Lockwood
Michael Redgrave
Paul Lukas
May Whitty
Cecil Parker
Directors
Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriters
Alma Reville
Sidney Gilliat
Frank Launder
Running Time
97 minutes

The Lady Vanishes
One of Hitchcock's best British movies - and more than a match for many of his American offerings


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Plot
When the seemingly harmless Miss Froy disappears on a transcontinental train, Iris Henderson enlists the help of her fellow English passengers, including dilettante musicologist Gilbert Redman to confound the schemes of Dr Hertz and his sinister accomplices.


Verdict
The formula of an innocent thrust into a nightmare would fascinate Hitch for decades to come, but here he packs the tale with strong characters and important details.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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