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THE LADY VANISHES
- Mitzi J. Johnson
Summer lovin' had me a blast! Summer lovin' happened so fast! Oh, who just doesn't adore JOHN TRAVOLTA in GREASE? That
hair, that smile, those hips, GOLLY GEEEE-OW! So, this next film is part two of MITZI'S ODE TO SUMMER. You may say
that this next film is a very weird movie to watch in the summer. But lemmme tell you somethin'. There is nothing
I mean nothing like watching an ALFRED HITCHCOCK movie in the middle of a SUNDAY afternoon in the summer. Try it
if you haven't. It's like a virgin pomegranate mojito by the pool. In fact, that is where I will be heading
after I'm done with this.
THE LADY VANISHES
UR Length: 97 min.
Director: ALFRED HITCHCOCK
Cast: MARGARET LOCKWOOD, MICHAEL REDGRAVE, PAUL LUKAS, DAME MAE WHITTY, CECIL PARKER, LINDEN TRAVERS,
NAUTON WAYNE, BASIL RADFORD, MARY CLARE, EMILE BOREO, GOOGIE WITHERS, CATHERINE LACY, PHILIP LEAVER,
Genres: CLASSIC THRILLERS
Other features: FULL FRAME
Screen format: Full Screen 1.33:1
Language and Sound: English: Dolby Digital Mono
Original Release Date: 1938
So, this film is an early one by one of the greatest of the greats! I hadn't seen this one, so, what a
treat is all I have to say. But, no, wait, I have to say more 'cuz this is my job. Well, that Mr.
HITCHCOCK is known and loved for his razor-sharp wit. This film really shows you how subtlety funny
he is. He is a master(I like to think of him as a spider) of drawing you into his world(web) and
keeps you there till he is done with you. The story is simple but the film is complex. Oh, the
photography, the humor, the sweet little old lady, the young women having fun, the dancing and
music. I am so happy and comfortable, then BOOM! MYSTERY!! Layers upon layers of good stuff . I find it
difficult to describe his work. It's like ripples on a pond and underneath is a great white shark. MICHAEL REDGRAVE
is wonderful as is MARGARET LOCKWOOD. The little old lady is the BEST, though. The supporting characters are all wonderful.
The majority of the film takes place on a train and well, who doesn't love mystery on a train? In fact, who doesn't love a
MYSTERY? And honestly, I have found no one comes close to MR. HITCHCOCK in that department. Oh, well there is
DIABOLIQUE, but that's another story and it's french.
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