The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British comic thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas and Dame. Critics Consensus: One of Alfred Hitchcock's last British films, this glamorous thriller provides an early glimpse of the director at his most stylishly entertaining. In Alfred Hitchcock's most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, a young woman finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure while. Alfred Hitchcock's last film made in Britain before his shift to America, The Lady Vanishes (1938), is widely viewed as one of his all-time best.
Режиссер: Альфред Хичкок. Авторы сценария: Сидни Гиллиард и Фрэнк Лондер (по роману Этель Лины Уайт). Оператор: Джек Кокс. В ролях: Маргарет.
Reviewer: elani - - February 3, 2008. Subject: Alsacean Hijinks. This is one of my favorite films, though of course it is early Hitchcock, made before he left England and he had not yet developed many of his trademark techniques as a director. Nevertheless, it is great fun--from the singing and dancing, to the skit on back of the train with Michael Redgrave & Margaret Lockwood, to the evil Nazi's who kidnap Ms. Froy played by the insuperable Dame May Witty. As well, the Englishmen obsessed with cricket throughout the film are wonderful. The idea of espionage in the film is so quaint that's it almost vaudevillian.
Camp, precious, winning and absurd. Subject: Hitchcock, but not perfected yet. An amusing movie, butnot as tightly constructed as Hitchcock's later films. It takes 20 minutes just to introduce the characters and the lady who vanishes, the precipitating event for the whole movie, doesn't do so until about 30 minutes in. That would be the "McGuffin", the thing that happens tht gives an excuse for all the other more interesting events in the movie to happen.
It's interesting how this film is set in a generic central european country that is not stated to be nazi germany but, we suspect, may represent it. A very impressive miniature shot opens the film. Among Hitchcock's early films I'd rate this as better than the original "Man who knew too much" but not quite up to the level of "39 steps".