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On a train travelling through pre-World War II Germany, American heiress Amanda Metcalfe Madvani von Hoffstetter Kelly (Cybill Shepherd) befriends Miss Froy (Dame Angela Lansbury), an older nanny. But when Miss Froy disappears, everyone Amanda asks denies ever having seen her. Eventually, Amanda persuades American photographer Robert Condon (Elliott Gould) to help her search the train, during which they discover that Miss Froy wasn't quite what she seemed.Written by
There was no need for this movie to be made (but that is true for most remakes). The original is a classic and generally considered the best of Hitchcock's early British films. But if you forget about the comparisons and let this remake stand on its own, it's actually pretty decent: good-looking, beautifully scored, and well-cast, even in the secondary roles. The two leads are likably goofy (they do bring a 70's flavor to these 30's characters, which may or may not be to your taste), and male viewers will be glad to know that Cybill Shepherd spends the entire running time wearing a white dress that reveals her sexy back, arms and shoulders. If I can point one flaw in this movie, it's that the script doesn't build enough ambiguity - even people who don't know the story won't think for a moment that it could all be "in Cybill's head". But it's clear that the intention here was to create a light comedy-mystery, not a suspense classic. (**1/2)
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