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The Lady Vanishes (1938) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty, Cecil Parker

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Alfred Hitchcock directed THE LADY VANISHES in 1938 in England.

The passengers of a trans-european train are stopped for the night in a small village of central Europe because of bad weather condition. In the morning, Margaret Lockwood socializes with Dame May Whitty - Miss Froy - as the train leaves the village, heading to western Europe. Soon, Miss Froy disappears from the train and nobody, except Margaret Lockwood, seems to remember the old lady. With the help of Michael Redgrave, the young english woman tries to understand what's going on on this train.
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Great Hitchcock. Basic stuff.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   terrorist kidnappers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   not employed but independently wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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