Alfred Hitchcock

The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

In Alfred Hitchcock's most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets a charming spinster (Dame May Whitty), who then seems to disappear into thin air. The younger woman turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. Also starring Michael Redgrave, The Lady Vanishes remains one of the great filmmaker's purest delights.

Film Info

  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • United Kingdom
  • 1938
  • 96 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #3

Special Features

  • High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Bruce Eder
  • Crook's Tour, a 1941 feature-length adventure film starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne as Charters and Caldicott, their beloved characters from The Lady Vanishes
  • Excerpts from François Truffaut's legendary 1962 audio interview with director Alfred Hitchcock
  • Mystery Train, a video essay about Hitchcock and The Lady Vanishes by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff
  • Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and promotional art
  • New essays by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and Hitchcock scholar Charles Barr

New cover by Eric Skillman

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

DVD Box Set

50 Discs

$650.00

Collector's Set

Classic Hitchcock

Classic Hitchcock

Blu-Ray Box Set

4 Discs

Ships Nov 13, 2018

$75.96

Special Features

  • High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Bruce Eder
  • Crook's Tour, a 1941 feature-length adventure film starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne as Charters and Caldicott, their beloved characters from The Lady Vanishes
  • Excerpts from François Truffaut's legendary 1962 audio interview with director Alfred Hitchcock
  • Mystery Train, a video essay about Hitchcock and The Lady Vanishes by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff
  • Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and promotional art
  • New essays by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and Hitchcock scholar Charles Barr

New cover by Eric Skillman

The Lady Vanishes
Cast
Margaret Lockwood
Iris Henderson
Michael Redgrave
Gilbert
Paul Lukas
Dr. Hartz
Dame May Whitty
Miss Froy
Cecil Parker
Mr. Todhunter
Linden Travers
“Mrs.” Todhunter
Naunton Wayne
Caldicott
Basil Radford
Charters
Mary Clare
Baroness
Emile Boreo
Hotel manager
Googie Withers
Blanche
Sally Stewart
Julie
Philip Leaver
Signor Doppo
Zelma Vas Dias
Signora Doppo
Catherine Lacy
Nun
Josephine Wilson
Madame Kummer
Charles Oliver
Officer
Kathleen Tremaine
Anna
Credits
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay
Sidney Gilliat
Screenplay
Frank Launder
Based upon the novel The Wheel Spins by
Ethel Lina White
Continuity
Alma Reville
Photography
Jack Cox
Editing
R. E. Dearing
Assistant director
Roy Ward Baker
Cutting
Alfred Roome
Recording
Sydney Wiles
Settings
Alex Vetchinsky
Scenic artist
Albert Whitlock
Musical director
Louis Levy

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