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The Lady Vanishes (1979)




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Screenwriter George Axelrod turns Alfred Hitchcock's classic comedy-thriller into a capering screwball comedy showcase for Cybill Shepherd and Elliot Gould in this style-less remake of The Lady Vanishes. On an express train traveling through pre-World War II Germany, Amanda Kelly (Cybill Shepherd) befriends a cute old nanny, Miss Froy (Angela Lansbury). But when Miss Froy disappears and the rest of the passengers profess no knowledge of the old woman, Amanda and Robert Condon (Elliot Gould -- the only person aboard who will believe her story about the missing woman -- search the train trying to find out what happened to Miss Froy. In the meantime, they uncover an insidious German plot and fall in love. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
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On DVD: Jul 16, 2013
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Elliott Gould
as Robert Condon
Cybill Shepherd
as Amanda Kelly
Angela Lansbury
as Miss Froy
Herbert Lom
as Dr. Hartz
Ian Carmichael
as Caldicott
Arthur Lowe
as Chatters
Gerald Harper
as Mr. Todhunter
Jean Anderson
as Baroness Kisling
Jenny Runacre
as Mrs. Todhunter
Vladek Sheybal
as Trainmaster
Madlena Nedeva
as Jenny the Nun
Madge Ryan
as Rose Flood-Porter
Rosalind Knight
as Mrs. Barnes
Barbara Markham
as Mme. Kummer
Hillevi Lagerstam
as Maid's Daughter
Garry McDermott
as Manservant
John Alkin
as Party Guest
Jeremy Bulloch
as Party Guest
William Hootkins
as Party Guest
Dan van Husen
as 2nd Killer
Bruno Thost
as Signal Box Man
Claus Fuchs
as Station Master
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Critic Reviews for The Lady Vanishes

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Hapless remake of the Hitchcock classic

June 13, 2005
Film Journal International

June 15, 2005

January 2, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for The Lady Vanishes

Cybill is very beautiful but completely miscast in this unnecessary remake of the Hitchcock classic. Gould joins her in being remarkably wrong for his role. Thank goodness Angela Lansbury is aboard to lend at least a few minutes of class to this plodding affair.

jay nixon

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