In my view, this film deserves a spot alongside Hitchcock's other undisputed classics. It's one of those rare films (especially considering it's a thriller) that grips me just as hard as it did the first time I saw it, as well as making me laugh just as hard. It also has this fantastic array of faces and characters, and I love how well they're all woven into the story. Suspenseful and fun, this is prime Hitchcock.
One of my favorite movie from legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. THE LADY VANISHES is one of his best earlier movie. This movie has everything you need in Hitchcock movie. THE LADY VANISHES is suspenseful, thrilling, and full of twists and turns. Although this movie is 80 years old, the twist still surprised me. I didn't see that coming. THE LADY VANISHES is the perfect example about how to make a great thriller...
I only like Hitchcock's films from the 30s-40s and this is my favorite. I love not knowing which of all the elaborately portrayed side characters is going to be key later in the story or what line of dialogue will turn out to be revealing. Unlike his big hits like Rear Window, where he mutes and distances the others and focuses on the archetypes that he really cared about: the hero, the girl, and the mother figure.
My favourite b/w Hitchcock. The eeriness of the central mystery captured me completely when I first saw this as a child, as did the uneasy combination of comedy and thriller; and it still holds up so well decades later. A great cocktail of a film: sophisticated, dry and tremendous fun.
Un vrai petit chef-d'oeuvre qui mélange adroitement suspense, humour et charme. C'est l'avant-dernier film du Grand Maître en Grande-Bretagne, avant sa somptueuse période américaine. Il est à noter que l'ensemble du film a été réalisé entièrement en studio, avec l'aide de maquettes et de transparents... www.cinefiches.com