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The Lady Vanishes is a British film of genre Thriller directed by Anthony Page released in USA on 1 march 1980 with Elliott Gould

The Lady Vanishes (1979)

The Lady Vanishes
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Released in USA 1 march 1980
Length 1h35
Directed by
Genres Thriller,    Comedy,    Action,    Spy,    Crime
Rating59% 2.9526052.9526052.9526052.9526052.952605

The Lady Vanishes is a 1979 English comedy mystery film directed by Anthony Page. Its screenplay by George Axelrod was based on the novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White (1876–1944). It stars Elliott Gould as Robert, Cybill Shepherd as Amanda (Iris), Angela Lansbury as Miss Froy, Herbert Lom, Arthur Lowe and Ian Carmichael as Charters and Caldicott.

The film is a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 film of the same name. The film follows two Americans travelling by train across 1938 Germany. Together, they investigate the mysterious disappearance of an English nanny also travelling on the train. The setting of the remake is essentially similar to Hitchcock's film, but is openly set in pre-Second World War Germany rather than in the original fictional country. The Austrian fountain of Oberdrauburg by Hellmuth Marx is part of the setting. In addition, both leads have their nationality changed from English to American.

The film, which was a commercial failure, was the last film made by Hammer Films for 29 years, until the 2008 film Beyond the Rave.


In August 1939, a motley group of travellers find themselves in a small hotel in Bavaria, awaiting a delayed train to Switzerland. They include a "much married madcap American heiress", Amanda Metcalf-Midvani-Von Hoffsteader-Kelly, and Robert Condon, a wise-cracking American photographer.


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