The Lady Vanishes

1938/B&W/96mins/UK




Category Country Focus: UK: Classics
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Producer Edward Black (uncredited)
Screenplay Sydney Gilliat, Frank Launder
Cinematography Jack Cox
Editor R.E. Dearing
Music Louis Levy
Set Alex Vetchinsky
Costume NA
Cast Margaret Lockwood (Iris Henderson), Michael Redgrave (Gilbert), Paul Lukas (Dr. Hartz), Dame May Whitty (Miss Froy), Cecil Parker (Mr. Todhunter), Linden Travers (Mrs. Todhunter), Naunton Wayne (Caldicott), Basil Radford (Charters), Mary Clare (Baroness), Emile Boreo (Hotel Manager).
Production Company Gainsborough Pictures
World Sales NA
Festival/Awards NA

In Alfred Hitchcock's most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets a charming spinster, Dame May Whitty, who then seems to disappear into thin air. The younger woman turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. Also starring Michael Redgrave, The Lady Vanishes remains one of the great filmmaker's purest delights.

Director:
Alfred Hitchcock
Born in London on August 13, 1899, Alfred Hitchcock worked for a short time in engineering before entering the film industry in 1920. He left for Hollywood in 1939, where his first American film, Rebecca, won an Academy Award for best picture. Hitchcock created more than 50 films. Nicknamed the "Master of Suspense," Hitchcock received the AFI's Life Achievement Award in 1979. He died in 1980.

Selected Filmography:
North by Northwest (1959),
Psycho (1960),
Rear Window (1954),
Vertigo (1958),
The 39 Steps (1935).