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The Lady Vanishes (1979)

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Re-make of the Alfred Hitchcock classic.

On the eve of the Second World War, a train carrying an assortment of passengers, pulls out of a small town in Bavaria. When one of the passengers, a kindly old lady, mysteriously disappears the other passengers are led into confrontation with the Nazis and a desperate race for freedom.


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29 Nov 2011, 11:57am

Enjoyed this when I first saw it, not even knowing it as a Hammer film! Unfairly (although admittedly understandably) compared to the Hitchcock version, this is as good as any of the multi-star vehicles based on classic crime fiction that abounded at the time (The ThirtyNine Steps, Riddle of the Sands, various Christie). It's a shame that it marked an extended end to big budget production - I still think it stands up pretty well.