The Lady Vanishes
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!
Main title from The Lady Vanishes (1938). En route back to England by train from Switzerland, an old lady disappears and two young people investigate.
Margaret Lockwood, Zelma Vas Dias and Philip Leaver in a film clip from The Lady Vanishes.
The Classic Thriller Theatre Company presents a new stage adaptation of the 1938 film, The Lady Vanishes.
The plaque will be installed at the British actress’s former home in Upper Norwood, followed by a screening of The Lady Vanishes.
BFI Southbank dedicates a season to British actress Margaret Lockwood, with an extended run of The Lady Vanishes and rare screenings.
Virgin’s ‘The Return of the Train’ advertising campaign features film stars from six classic movies mixed with present-day passengers.
Ethel Lina White
- Writer (based upon the story: "The Wheel Spins" by)
- Writer (screen play)
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