1938 ****1/2 98 mins.
What is it about The Lady Vanishes that makes it work so well? Is it the story? Well, it's kind of typical mystery fare. Is it the characters? Well, they're a bit hokey. Is it the climax? Well, it's a bit politically sterotypical. What, then, makes it work? Well, that may just be the biggest mystery about this fantastic film. An elderly woman suddenly disappears off a moving train, and everyone around her claims to have never seen her. This is an early Hitchcock masterpiece.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Sydney Gilliat and Frank Launder
Based on the Novel by
Ethel Lina White