The Lady Vanishes

Director:   Alfred Hitchcock
Year:   1938
Language:   English
Time:   96 minutes

After a farcical start in a mountain resort hotel in the fictional central European country of Bandrika, the action of the film moves to a train traveling west toward the English Channel. There an old woman (May Whitty) disappears. A baffled young woman (Margaret Lockwood) seems to be the only person on the train who misses the old woman. Asking questions leads the young woman into danger and intrigue. The momentum of the train matches the tension of situation. This is one of Alfred Hitchcock's last British films before moving to Hollywood.

Not Rated.

Post-film discussion led by Dr. Rachel Ritterbusch, Associate Professor of English and Modern Languages at Shepherd University.


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