The Lady Vanishes (1938)
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Excellent! The balance of mystery and humour are pitch perfect and never throw each other off course. Consistently gripping and enjoyable from the master of suspense. The pre-war British reserve and patriotism in the film may seem dated but its both endearing and humourous, and only enhanced my enjoyment. The film has aged but like a fine wine it has only got better!
Another excellent Hitchcock movie. The Lady Vanishes is a fast-paced film with a great mix of comedy, suspense, mystery and romance. I really enjoyed this!
Only the third Hitchcock feature I've gotten around to after Rear Window and North by Northwest. I love the sarcasm Hitchcock's protagonists like to use. The Lady Vanishes employs much more humor than I was expecting and I was glad for it. This was a top quality film. It's hard to believe it is almost 3 times older than me. I'm going to watch more Hitchcock soon for sure.
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This movie ranks #3 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #33 in Time Out's The 100 Best British Films
This movie ranks #34 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
This movie ranks #35 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
This movie ranks #39 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
This movie ranks #53 in Time Out’s The 100 Best Thrillers
This movie ranks #119 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #185 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
This movie ranks #208 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
This movie ranks #216 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #268 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #452 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #584 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films