Hitchcock Chronology: The Lady Vanishes (1938)
- The October issue of the World Film News journal carries a short news item stating that Hitchcock is working with Joan Harrison and Alma Reville to adapt a short story by French author Marcel Achard, with the intention of beginning production in November. At present, no decision has been made on casting. Newspaper reports from October confirm the title as False Witness. Instead, Hitchcock eventually takes over the existing Lost Lady project which becomes The Lady Vanishes (1938).
- 20th - Newspapers report that an electrician's strike has halted production of Hitchcock's latest film, The Lady Vanishes.
- The New York Film Critics name Hitchcock as "Best Director of 1938" for The Lady Vanishes in their annual poll. The news alarms Selznick, as his own vagueness about the actual start date for Rebecca could give Hitchcock the opportunity to make his debut US film for another studio. Selznick quickly renegotiates the contact and gives Hitchcock better terms whilst ensuring that he has the final say-so over any projects for other studios.
- 8th - The New York Film Critics' award for Best Director of the Year goes to Hitchcock for The Lady Vanishes. Unable to attend in person, Hitchcock takes his family to BBC Broadcasting House where his acceptance speech is relayed to New York.
- 20th - Actor Basil Radford, who memorably played the role of Charters in The Lady Vanishes, dies of a heart attack, aged 55.
- 18th - Musical director and composer Louis Levy, who worked with Hitchcock on Waltzes from Vienna, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps, Secret Agent, Sabotage, Young and Innocent, The Lady Vanishes, Under Capricorn and Stage Fright, dies aged 62.
- 29th - Cinematographer Jack E. Cox, who worked with Hitchcock on The Ring, Champagne, The Farmer's Wife, Blackmail, The Manxman, Murder!, Juno and the Paycock, Mary, Rich and Strange, The Skin Game, Number Seventeen and The Lady Vanishes, dies aged 64.
- 17th - Actor Naunton Wayne, who memorably appeared alongside Basil Radford in The Lady Vanishes, dies aged 69.
- 21st - Actor Michael Redgrave, who starred in The Lady Vanishes, dies aged 77.
- 15th - Actress Margaret Lockwood, who starred in The Lady Vanishes, dies aged 73.
- 23rd - Writer Frank Launder, who wrote the screenplay for "The Lady Vanishes" with Sidney Gilliat, dies aged 91.
- 21st - Actress Linden Travers, who appeared in The Lady Vanishes, dies aged 88.
- 5th - Director Roy Ward Baker, who was the assistant director on The Lady Vanishes, dies aged 93.
- 15th - Actress Googie Withers, who appeared in The Lady Vanishes, dies aged 94.
- Aberdeen Journal (20/Apr/1938) - Work on New Film Held Up
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 230
- New York Times (09/Jan/1939) & (12/Feb/1939)