The Lady Vanishes
The Lady Vanishes (1938)

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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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 1, 1938
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2000
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: One of Alfred Hitchcock's last British films, this glamorous thriller provides an early glimpse of the director at his most stylishly entertaining.

TIME Magazine

The Lady Vanishes exhibits Director Alfred Hitchcock, England's portly master of melodrama, at the top of his form.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Very much of its time (in a good way), and very enjoyable.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

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.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

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.

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David Keyes

It remains the most complex and enlivening of Hitchcock's earliest films.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

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.

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Monthly Film Bulletin

Alfred Hitchcock has directed The Lady Vanishes with all his individual expertness of touch and this is an out of the ordinary and exciting thriller.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Enormously entertaining mystery-comedy, that is also filled with feminist and political commentary.

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Tim Salmons
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