The Lady Vanishes

Lists: Mystery, Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Hitchcock classic, based on Ethel Lina White's novel "The Wheel Turns". Travellers on a trans-European train are delayed for a night due to bad weather in a small fictional country called Mandrika. The passengers cram into the small village hotel where socialite Iris Henderson meets an old governess called Miss Froy. Shortly after the journey restarts, Miss Froy disappears."

Overall Ranking: 1424 (Rank from 1938: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 85.71%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Andy Watches Movies80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
GuiltyFilm Scott W80(full review)
GuiltyFilm Kevin M70(full review)
GuiltyFilm Mark M70(full review)
GuiltyFilm Renee K65(full review)
GuiltyFilm Melanie J60 - A decent mystery-thriller with a good dose of dry British humor to boot. It managed to keep me entertained but the ending felt rather abrupt.
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People Involved

  • Margaret Lockwood (Iris Matilda Henderson)
  • Michael Redgrave (Gilbert Redman)
  • Paul Lukas (Dr. Hartz of Prague)
  • Dame May Whitty (Miss Froy, Governess)
  • Cecil Parker (Eric Todhunter)
  • Linden Travers (Mrs. Margaret Todhunter)
  • Naunton Wayne (Caldicott)
  • Basil Radford (Charters)
  • Mary Clare (Baroness Isabel Nisatona)
  • Emile Boreo (Boris the Hotel Manager)
  • Googie Withers (Blanche)
  • Sally Stewart (Julie)
  • Philip Leaver (Signor Doppo)
  • Selma Vaz Dias (Signora Doppo)
  • Alfred Hitchcock (Director)