The Lady Vanishes
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Miss Froy disappears on her return train trip from a vacation in the Balkans. However, Iris Henderson is the only person, on a train filled with suspicious and unsavory characters, who can attest that Miss Froy was ever on that trip.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Lady Vanishes exhibits Director Alfred Hitchcock, England's portly master of melodrama, at the top of his form."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Very much of its time (in a good way), and very enjoyable."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"It remains the most complex and enlivening of Hitchcock's earliest films."
‑ David Keyes,
"Hitchcock comedy thriller is tame old-school fun."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"The formula of an innocent thrust into a nightmare would fascinate Hitch for decades to come, but here he packs the tale with strong characters and important details."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"This film, minus the deft and artistic handling of the director, Alfred Hitchcock, despite its cast and photography, would not stand up for Grade A candidacy."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Just in under the wire to challenge for a place on the year's best ten is The Lady Vanishes, latest of the melodramatic classics made by England's greatest director, Alfred Hitchcock."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"Enormously entertaining mystery-comedy, that is also filled with feminist and political commentary."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"It's a flawless mix of paranoid suspense, pacing, timing and even comedy."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A pleasure."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"This is vintage Hitchcock, with the pacing and superb editing that marked not only his 30s style but eventually every film that had any aspirations whatever to achieving suspense and rhythm."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"It's the greatest-ever comedy-thriller, the greatest film set on a train, a faultlessly cast mirror held up to the nation in the year of Munich."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"this director at this moment in his career, back when he was still more clever than cruel."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Mais interessado em explorar a inabalável fleuma britânica como fonte de humor do que em realmente criar um suspense intrigante, este é um dos últimos exemplares da primeira fase da carreira de Hitchcock e diverte mais do que impressiona."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Maybe the best of Hitchcock's early, pre-USA productions."
‑ Steve Crum,
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