Thursday, March 31, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #201

Movie: The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Plot: A young girl and an old lady are companions in a train journey. Suddenly the old lady disappears and what's more! The other people in the train say that the young lady was alone and never had a companion. When she nearly comes to accept that she had hallucinated, a man who's charmed by her looks tries to help her out and win her and he does them both!

  • Another film that stands as an example to Alfred Hitchcock's queer methods and the power of his screenplay writing partners.
  • The lead pair, as always the case in Hitchcock films, share great rapport and act well with a decent dose of humour too.
  • The way the suspense is maintained till almost the end is marvelous.
  • The two cricket aficianado characters and the way they keep joking around are funny.
A superb film in a relatively less trodden genre 'comic-suspense thriller'!

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