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The Lady Vanishes

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Hitchcock comedy thriller is tame old-school fun.

Movie NR 1938 97 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Delightful whodunit with numerous twists and turns...Flightplan learned a thing or two from this film

A delightful film that has held up well over the years. It is still full of suspense and second guesses. Humorous and very entertaining. I highly recommend it to someone wanting to put a toe into Hitchcock territory.

Is It Any Good?

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Film buffs cherish this intriguing thriller as a peak of Alfred Hitchcock's U.K. film career before Hollywood wooed the British director to be America's "Master of Suspense." But it's got slightly old-fashioned dialogue and pacing (many jokes revolve around fans of the sport of cricket). By modern standards the narrative is a bit of snoozer, at least the first half hour, as Hitchcock calmly introduces ensemble characters in a hotel-bound setting. But then Mrs. Froy disappears, and the real suspense kicks in and never lets up. Those same colorful train passengers who were so silly begin to seem more sinister in their denials and dismissals of the frantic Iris.

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