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The Lady Vanishes (1979)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Mystery | March 1980 (USA)
While travelling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realize a passenger seems to have been kidnapped off of their train, but, no other passenger aside from themselves, recalls her.

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Anthony Page

Writers:

George Axelrod (screenplay), Sidney Gilliat (based on the screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Robert Condon
Cybill Shepherd ... Amanda Metcalfe Madvani von Hoffstetter Kelly
Angela Lansbury ... Miss Froy
Herbert Lom ... Dr. Egon Hartz
Arthur Lowe ... Charters
Ian Carmichael ... Caldicott
Gerald Harper Gerald Harper ... Todhunter
Jenny Runacre ... Mrs. Todhunter
Jean Anderson ... Baroness Kisling
Madlena Nedeva ... Nun
Madge Ryan ... Rose Flood Porter
Rosalind Knight ... Evelyn Barnes
Vladek Sheybal ... Trainmaster
Wolf Kahler ... Helmut von Reider
Barbara Markham ... Frau Kummer
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Storyline

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 measham

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All aboard the train of mysterious events! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La dama desaparece See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Budget:

GBP2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Amanda Metcalfe Madvani von Hoffstetter Kelly (Cybill Shepherd) was modelled on screwball comedy actress Carole Lombard. See more »

Goofs

Amanda Kelly's shoes while pursuing the train. See more »

Quotes

Robert: Maybe this crazy dame with the wild body and no brassiere is onto something!
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A perfectly acceptable - if pointless - remake
28 March 2007 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

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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