History Film / TheLadyVanishes

4th Jan '16 2:19:37 AM Medinoc
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* CondensationClue: Iris sees Ms. Froy's previously written name. * CouldntFindAPen: Ms. Froy writes her name on the train window.
1st Nov '15 1:05:58 PM FF32
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* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: Ms. Froy tries to introduce herself to the heroine but loud train noises cancel out what she is saying. This prompts Ms. Froy to write her name on the window, which turns into a ChekovsGun later when the heroine sees the writing again, proving to herself that she was not imagining their encounter.
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* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: Ms. Froy tries to introduce herself to the heroine but loud train noises cancel out what she is saying. This prompts Ms. Froy to write her name on the window, which turns into a ChekovsGun ChekhovsGun later when the heroine sees the writing again, proving to herself that she was not imagining their encounter.
30th Sep '15 10:21:06 PM PaulA
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All right, there ''is'' foul play. But there's also a ScrewballComedy relationship between Iris and Gilbert. And two hilariously over-the-top Englishmen. This is probably one of Hitchcock's nicer films - think ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps''.
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All right, there ''is'' foul play. But there's also a ScrewballComedy relationship between Iris and Gilbert. And two hilariously over-the-top Englishmen. This is probably one of Hitchcock's nicer films - -- think ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps''. ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}''.
13th Jul '15 1:02:54 AM PaulA
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The film was remade in 1979, with Creator/AngelaLansbury in the title role, and a TV movie version aired on the BBC in 2013. Unofficially, the Creator/JodieFoster film ''Film/{{Flightplan}}'' bears quite a few similarities.

* GenreShift: The 2013 BBC adaptation is a serious psychological thriller. That is not to say that the original 1938 film did not have a serious thriller plot, but it also contained a screwball comedy subplot and much more humor in general. In the original, the foreignness of many of the characters is played for comedy, while in the remake it is used to heighten Iris's sense of isolation and fear.

* ImpairmentShot: ** Iris on the train, after a flower pot has been pushed off a windowsill and hit her on the head. ** The 2013 BBC version uses this as a drugged Iris is being taken off the train.
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* ImpairmentShot: ** ImpairmentShot: Iris on the train, after a flower pot has been pushed off a windowsill and hit her on the head. ** The 2013 BBC version uses this as a drugged Iris is being taken off the train.head.

* TheRemake: By Hammer ( yes, ''[[Film/HammerHorror that]]'' Hammer) in 1979. It bombed spectacularly. ** Another one was made in 2012 and broadcast by the BBC in 2013. ** Unofficially, the JodieFoster film ''Film/{{Flightplan}}'' bears quite a few similarities.

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!!Examples specific to the remakes: * TheRemake: GenreShift: The 2013 BBC adaptation is a serious psychological thriller. That is not to say that the original 1938 film did not have a serious thriller plot, but it also contained a screwball comedy subplot and much more humor in general. In the original, the foreignness of many of the characters is played for comedy, while in the remake it is used to heighten Iris's sense of isolation and fear. * ImpairmentShot: The 2013 BBC version uses this as a drugged Iris is being taken off the train. * TheRemake: ** By Hammer ( yes, (yes, ''[[Film/HammerHorror that]]'' Hammer) in 1979. It bombed spectacularly. 1979. ** Another one was made in 2012 and broadcast by the BBC in 2013. ** Unofficially, the JodieFoster film ''Film/{{Flightplan}}'' bears quite a few similarities.2013.
16th May '15 10:20:00 PM nombretomado
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* TheRemake: By Hammer ( yes, ''[[HammerHorror that]]'' Hammer) in 1979. It bombed spectacularly.
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* TheRemake: By Hammer ( yes, ''[[HammerHorror ''[[Film/HammerHorror that]]'' Hammer) in 1979. It bombed spectacularly.
6th May '15 12:14:34 PM CarolC
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gilbert rather rudely sidelines Iris's legitimate concerns about his constant noisemaking upstairs and freaks her out by passive-aggressively move into her hotel space, but when he sees her raving about Froy's disappearance, he's genuinely concerned and sets out to help her.
28th Feb '15 1:56:27 AM Morgenthaler
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** Unofficially, the JodieFoster film ''{{Flightplan}}'' bears quite a few similarities.
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** Unofficially, the JodieFoster film ''{{Flightplan}}'' ''Film/{{Flightplan}}'' bears quite a few similarities.
31st Dec '14 6:19:11 PM DragonQuestZ
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not really descriptive of the film
A 1938 film starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave, ''The Lady Vanishes'' is arguably the last great film directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock before he went off to Hollywood. After receiving a nasty bump on the head, Iris (Lockwood) meets Miss Froy, a nice middle-aged lady on board a train travelling through Bandrika, a fictional country somewhere in central Europe. They get on nicely for a while, when suddenly... the lady vanishes ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin what a twist]]). Iris and the caddish-yet-loveable Gilbert (Redgrave) promptly try to locate her - but nobody seems to remember seeing Miss Froy. Did Iris just make her up? Or is there foul play at work?
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A 1938 film starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave, ''The Lady Vanishes'' is arguably one of the last great film films directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock before he went off to Hollywood. After receiving a nasty bump on the head, Iris (Lockwood) meets Miss Froy, a nice middle-aged lady on board a train travelling through Bandrika, a fictional country somewhere in central Europe. They get on nicely for a while, when suddenly... the lady vanishes ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin what a twist]]). Iris and the caddish-yet-loveable Gilbert (Redgrave) promptly try to locate her - but nobody seems to remember seeing Miss Froy. Did Iris just make her up? Or is there foul play at work?
23rd Dec '14 9:07:22 AM eroock
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* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: Ms. Froy tries to introduce herself to the heroine but loud train noises cancel out what she is saying. This prompts Ms. Froy to write her name on the window, which turns into a ChekovsGun later when the heroine sees the writing again, proving to herself that she was not imagining the whole thing.
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* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: Ms. Froy tries to introduce herself to the heroine but loud train noises cancel out what she is saying. This prompts Ms. Froy to write her name on the window, which turns into a ChekovsGun later when the heroine sees the writing again, proving to herself that she was not imagining the whole thing.their encounter.
23rd Dec '14 9:05:08 AM eroock
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* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: Ms. Froy tries to introduce herself to the heroine but loud train noises cancel out what she is saying. This prompts Ms. Froy to write her name on the window, which turns into a ChekovsGun later when the heroine sees the writing again, proving to herself that she was not imagining the whole thing.
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