Film Review : The Lady Vanishes (1938)

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IMDB Score : 8.0
RT Score : 97%

Alfred Hitchcock’s other classic train thriller/mystery was way more enjoyable that I thought it was going to be. Not that I didn’t expect to like a film by Hitch; I love the mans work. It’s just that I guess I expected a lesser standard considering Hitch made this film in 1938. Silly, silly me. I loved this. The story surrounds a woman who meets an elderly English woman on a train. The woman is your typical 1930s English old lady and she proceeds to chat up the young Margaret Lockwood. Lockwood passes out from the old lady kindness and awakens to find her missing. Everybody on the train they encountered has no idea what she’s talking about. Now I don’t want to get into specifics, but the end of the film is awesome. It’s one of the most polite yet thrilling endings that Hitch has to offer, Yeah, I said polite. THESE ARE ENGLISH ADULTS IN 1938! It’s awesome!

“Sir, could you hand me that handgun so I can fire away at these chaps?”
“Certainly sir, and may I say that is a lovely jacket you’re wearing.”
“Oh, you’re too kind”
BLAM! BLAM! BlAM!

Awesome.

4/5




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