The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Travellers on a trans-European train are delayed for a night due to bad weather in a small fictional country called Mandrika. The passengers cram into the small village hotel where socialite Iris Henderson meets an old governess called Miss Froy. Shortly after the journey restarts, Miss Froy disappears.

(Plot summary written by Col Needham)


Runtime original: 01:36:00 —> Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:44

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Ethel Lina White (story “The Wheel Spins”), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay as Sidney Gilliatt), Frank Launder (screenplay)

Editor: R.E. Dearing

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Editing this film was quite a challenge, mainly due to the lack of focus in the storyline. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a good Hitchcock film. But the sense of control and pacing he showed in his later masterpieces is not present in this film. Regardless, it was a joy to edit and I look forward to seeing all of the other submissions this year. Best of luck to all the other participants. Thank you, and I hope that you enjoy!

— Matthew C. Plowman



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