The Lady Vanishes

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Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Dame May Whitty

En route back to England by train from Switzerland, an old lady disappears and two young people investigate

Intrigue, espionage and the effects on the lives and futures of passengers aboard a Trans-Continental Express emerge when a girl traveller returning from a holiday strikes up an acquaintance with a middle-aged English governess.

During the journey she mysteriously disappears from her compartment. The girl, seeking an explanation for the disappearance, is accused of hallucinating and is nearly convinced that her new friend does not exist. However, further enquiries made among the passengers reveal the curious behaviour of a group of foreign government agents who are also travelling as passengers.

Spies! Playing the game of love – and sudden death!

Cast

Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed "Sincerely" by the actress
Iris Matilda Henderson
British actor Michael Redgrave in a moustachioed publicity photograph
Gilbert
Dame May Whitty
Miss Froy
Paul Lukas
Dr Hartz
British actor, Basil Radford, as Captain Paul Waggett in Whisky Galore! (1949)
Charters
Naunton Wayne, well-known British actor who plays the role of Leslie, one of the club friends of of Henry Garnet (Basil Radford) in ‘The Facts of Life’, one of the four Somerset Maugham stories comprising ‘Quartet’, Sydney Box’s new production for Gainsborough Pictures
Caldicott
British actor Cecil Parker wears a suit, tie and pocket square
Mr Todhunter
Linden Travers (as Augusta Leigh) in a screenshot from The Bad Lord Byron (1948) (4)
‘Mrs’ Todhunter
Mary Clare
Baroness
Emile Boreo
Hotel Manager
Publicity photo of British actress Googie Withers
Blanche
Sally Stewart
Julie
Philip Leaver
Signor Doppo
Selma Vaz Dias
Signora Doppo
Catherine Lacey
The Nun
Josephine Wilson
Madame Kummer
Charles Oliver
The Officer
Kathleen Tremaine
Anna
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News (2)

A 1930s autograph of the British actress Margaret Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood to be honoured with English Heritage blue plaque
Date posted
The plaque will be installed at the British actress’s former home in Upper Norwood, followed by a screening of The Lady Vanishes.
Return of the Train, promotional advertisement by Virgin Trains from 2005.  Clever CGI transports Margaret Lockwood and Day May Whitty from The Lady Vanishes (1938) to the present day
Margaret Lockwood featured in unique Virgin Trains advertisement
Date posted
Virgin’s ‘The Return of the Train’ advertising campaign features film stars from six classic movies mixed with present-day passengers.

Blu-ray and DVD


The Lady Vanishes Blu-ray [2015]
The Lady Vanishes Blu-ray from Network and The British Film.  Features Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood and Paul Lukas.

Released:
19th January, 2015
Price: £10.25
Buy The Lady Vanishes from Amazon.co.uk


The Margaret Lockwood Collection DVD [2008]
The Margaret Lockwood Collection DVD box set.  Includes The Lady Vanishes, Love Story, The Wicked Lady, Bank Holiday, Give us the Moon and Highly Dangerous

Released:
16th June, 2008
Price: £13.89
Buy The Margaret Lockwood Collection from Amazon.co.uk


The Lady Vanishes DVD [2001]
The Lady Vanishes DVD from Cinema Club, 2001

Released:
3rd December, 2001
Price: £0.89
Buy The Lady Vanishes from Amazon.co.uk


Film Clips

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Writer

(based upon the story: "The Wheel Spins" by)
(screen play)

Film Footage

Black and White

UK Release

2nd January, 1939

Production Company


Gainsborough Pictures

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Iris (Margaret Lockwood) and Gilbert (Michael Redgrave) investigate the disappearance of Miss Froy on board a train in The Lady Vanishes
Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave in The Lady Vanishes
In the train carriage, Dr Hartz (Paul Lucas) questions Signora Doppo (Zelma Vas Dias) as Iris (Margaret Lockwood) and Gilbert (Michael Redgrave) look on
In the train carriage, Dr Hartz questions Signora Doppo
The Lady Vanishes Blu-ray from Network and The British Film.  Features Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood and Paul Lukas.
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The Wheel Spins, by Ethel Lina White.  A Crime Club Choice from Penguin Books.  This book was the inspiration for Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes of 1938
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Sally Stewart (as Julie), Margaret Lockwood (as Iris Matilda Henderson), Alfred Hitchcock and Googie Withers (as Blanche) in a photograph from The Lady Vanishes (1938) (27)
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Alfred Hitchcock and Dame May Whitty (as Miss Froy) in a photograph from The Lady Vanishes (1938) (26)
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Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave in a scene from The Lady Vanishes (1938) in the BFI’s promotional booklet for their 2008 Margaret Lockwood season.  Page reads: ‘Lockwood was Britain’s favourite female star throughout most of the 1940s bringing verve and glamour to a war-weary nation.  Josephine Botting looks back over her career and reveals a highly versatile actress.’
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Return of the Train, promotional advertisement by Virgin Trains from 2005.  Clever CGI transports Margaret Lockwood and Day May Whitty from The Lady Vanishes (1938) to the present day
Margaret Lockwood, Dame May Whitty, 2005 Virgin ad Return of the Train

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