The Lady Vanishes

Synopsis: Passengers on a scheduled train out of the mountainous European country of Mandrika are delayed by a day due to an avalanche, and thus get up close and personal with each other out of necessity in the only and what becomes an overcrowded inn in the area. Once the train departs, the one person who it is uncertain is on the train is a middle aged English governess named Miss Froy. Iris Henderson, who was vacationing in Mandrika with girlfriends before heading back to England to get married, is certain that Miss Froy was on the train as they were in the same compartment and they had tea together in the dining car, but all those people who can corroborate her story don't seem to want to do so. Iris' thoughts are easily dismissed as a possible concussion as Iris was hit over the head just before boarding the train. Iris will take anyone's help in finding Miss Froy, even that of an Englishman named Gilbert, a musicologist with whom she had a not so pleasant encounter at the inn the evening b
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director(s): Alfred Hitchcock
Production: Gaumont British Picture Corporation
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

and declare that on Thursday 26...

l shall take the veil and

orange blossom...

and change my name to

Lady Charles Fotheringail.

-Can't he change his name?

-l only like his moustache.

You're cynics.

l'm very fond of him.

l'm fond of rabbits but they

have to be kept down.

Rudolph, give me a hand.

-Do you know that thing called love?

-lt used to be very popular.

The carpet is already laid at

St. Georges, Hanover Square...

and Father is aching to have

a coat of arms on the jam label.

To lris, and the happy days

she's leaving behind.

And the blue blooded cheque chaser

she's dashing to London to marry.

The blue blooded

cheque chaser.

l've no regrets. l've been everywhere

and done everything.

l've eaten caviar at Cannes,

sausage rolls at the dogs.

l've played baccarat at Biarritz

and darts with the rural dean.

What is there left

for me but marriage?

Mustn't lose grip, Charters.

Come in.

-Did you follow that?

-Tell her this has gone far enough.

Change... here. Outside.

-She doesn't understand.

-No, come on.

-Nothing newer than last month.

-And no wireless set here.

Awful being in the dark like this.

Communications cut off in a crisis.

Hello, hello, London.

You want Mr Seltzer? Yes hold on.

l'm going to find where he is.


Go on, risk it.

Hello...You... in London. No, l'm not

Mr Seltzer. Name's Charters.

l don't suppose you know me. Don't

worry. They've gone to fetch him.

Tell me, what's

happening to England?

Blowing a gale? No, l'm inquiring

about the test match in Manchester.

Cricket, sir. Cricket!

You don't know?

You can't be in England

and not know the test score.

The fellow says he doesn't know.

Hello, can't you find out?

lt won't take a second.

All right, if you won't, you won't.

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Ethel Lina White

Ethel Lina White (1876 – 13 August 1944) was a British crime writer, best known for her novel The Wheel Spins (1936), on which the Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes (1938), was based. more…

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