The Lady Vanishes 1938
The Lady Vanishes ★★★★ 1938
Kindly old lady, Miss Froy (Witty) seemingly disappears from a fast-moving train bound for England. But when her young friend Iris (Lockwood) investigates, she finds no one appears to believe her and she has a spiraling mystery to solve. Of course, Irish has music scholar Gilbert (Redgrave) eager to help her out. Hitchcock's first real winner, a smarmy, wit-drenched British mystery that precipitated his move to Hollywood. Along with “39 Steps,” considered an early Hitchcock classic. From the novel “The Wheel Spins,” by Ethel Lina White. Remade in 1979. 99m/B VHS, DVD . GB Margaret Lockwood, Paul Lukas, Michael Redgrave, May Whitty, Googie Withers, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Cecil Parker, Linden Travers, Catherine Lacey, Alfred Hitchcock; D: Alfred Hitchcock; W: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder; C: Jack Cox; M: Louis Levy. N.Y. Film Critics '38: Director (Hitchcock).