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The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Spies! Playing the game of love - and sudden death!
director Alfred Hitchcock
producers Edward Black
writer Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder
story by Ethel Lina White (original novel)
starring Margaret Lockwood
Michael Redgrave
Paul Lukas
Dame May Whitty
cinematographer Jack E. Cox
running time 97 minutes
colour black & white
sound mix mono
aspect ratio 1.37:1
studios Gainsborough Pictures
availability Bluray & DVD


Travellers on a trans-European train are delayed for a night due to bad weather in an unnamed country. The passengers cram into the small village hotel where socialite Iris Henderson meets an old governess called Miss Froy. Shortly after the journey restarts, Miss Froy disappears. (© IMDB)


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2731.gif The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Network (Blu-ray, UK, 2014)
Amazon (UK)
2730.gif The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Criterion Collection (Blu-ray, USA, 2011)


2729.gif Une Femme Disparaît (1938) - TF1 Vidéo (France, 2008)
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2727.gif The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Network (UK, 2008) - part of a box set
PAL 1.33:1
2726.gif The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Criterion Collection (USA, 2007)
Amazon (USA)

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