Classic crime thriller has some mild violence. 8+
"The Lady Vanishes" is a thriller by Alfred Hitchcock.
Being released in 1938, it was made before Hitchcock went to Hollywood.
It is a classic crime thriller from the earlier days of filmmaking.
It is about the passenger of a train, an old woman called Mrs. Froy, who suddenly disappears. It seems that only one other remembers her, a young woman named Iris. Now Iris tries to figure out what happened to Mrs. Froy.
Well, as simple as the story might sounds, the movie itself is very thrilling and quite entertaining.
After a few minutes, the viewers get interested in the story and start trying to figure out what happened themselves. Not many crime thrillers are successful in creating such a nail-biter athmosphere.
Like in Hitchcock's later movies, the movie starts calm, but once the story goes on, it can get really gripping.
For lovers of classic movies, "The Lady Vanishes" is an entertaining and fascinating crime thriller of the old days where you did not need action or edge to make a good movie.
(SPOILERS may follow:)
As for the age restriction:
Note that the movie was made in the 1930s and that everything is black & white:
There is one scene near the ending in which we see a gunfight. One character is hit and dies. There is absolutely no blood.
A character is hit onto the head (he collapses, but survives).
The movie is not any disturbing or gory.
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Kids around 8 years surely can handle this movie, i've seen more intensity in Disney movies.