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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.

Director:

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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Had she vanished into thin air...Or was she never really there? See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

GBP2,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was released forty-one years after Sir Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when the train is backed up to the yard, and Amanda has switched the points, she runs towards the train as it is leaving. The track they pass over passes the locomotive when the camera shows Robert reaching for her, but when the camera shows her running, she has yet to run over the track until the end, when Robert picks her up. See more »

Quotes

Robert: She's indestructible. She's an English nanny!
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Connections

Referenced in The Golden Gong (1985) See more »

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The Lady Vanishes
19 July 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

I only wished this remake would have done the vanishing!

Awful remake of the classic Hitchcock suspense thriller that is marred by the idiotic casting of Gould and Shephard, who spend most of their time turning the mystery into laughs. Lansbury breathes the most life into the film as Miss Froy.


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