The Lady Vanishes- July 12th

The Lady Vanishes (1938)
English- Mystery Thriller
Not Rated
Runtime- 96 min.
dir. Alfred Hitchcock

This was another replacement movie, and it was certainly more well met than others.  For those of you who really want to see a straightforward and stereotypical Hitchcock flick, you don’t have to look further than this one.

Story/Writing: 2/2

Complex? Yes. Hard to follow?  Not if you actually pay any attention.

Acting: 1.5/2

Two-dimensional main characters are a plus, but some of the supporting cast was strangely placed.  I think the focus shifts may have just been a play for time, entertaining as they were.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

The main set itself (i.e. the train interior) gets a little worn out.  The exterior shots help to brighten the frame with special effects vistas.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

The effects are as good as ever in a Hitchcock film, fulfilling my expectations.  The soundtrack, however, left some to be desired.

Misc: 1.5/2

Good, very good.  Some enjoyable acting and wonderful plot twists make it a fun ride.


Good if you want a neat (and short) mystery thriller.  It may not translate as well to modern audiences, but it’s hard to beat one of the best directors of the genre ever.

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