The Lady Vanishes (1938)

78,87,91 or 96-97 mins | Melodrama | 1 November 1938

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HISTORY

This film was also known under the title Lost Lady. According to Var, this was the first film under a new arrangement between Gaumont-British and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, wherein some of Gaumont's Gainsborough productions would be released by M-G-M in England. HR reported that this agreement included a provision in which M-G-M would pay half the production costs of the Gainsborough films they released. In the United States, however, the film was released by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. The film was re-released by United Artists in 1952. Modern credits include Prod Edward Black, Des Maurice Carter and Albert Jullion and Mus Cecil Milner in the production. ...

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This film was also known under the title Lost Lady. According to Var, this was the first film under a new arrangement between Gaumont-British and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, wherein some of Gaumont's Gainsborough productions would be released by M-G-M in England. HR reported that this agreement included a provision in which M-G-M would pay half the production costs of the Gainsborough films they released. In the United States, however, the film was released by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. The film was re-released by United Artists in 1952. Modern credits include Prod Edward Black, Des Maurice Carter and Albert Jullion and Mus Cecil Milner in the production.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
22 Mar 1939
p. 3
Film Daily
5 Oct 1938
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Hollywood Reporter
22 Mar 1939
p. 3
Hollywood Reporter
12 Jul 1938
p. 1
Motion Picture Daily
11 Oct 1938
p. 14
Variety
31 Aug 1938
p. 18
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Lost Lady
Release Date:
1 November 1938
Production Date:
at Islington, England
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78,87,91 or 96-97
Length(in feet):
8,650
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Aboard a train bound for London, Miss Froy, an elderly English governess, makes the acquaintance of young Iris Henderson. When Miss Froy disappears, Iris asks for the other passengers' assistance in finding the old woman, only to have all contend that Miss Froy was never on the train. With the assistance of Gilbert, a musicologist, Iris uncovers a spy ring, and eventually finds Miss Froy in ...

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Aboard a train bound for London, Miss Froy, an elderly English governess, makes the acquaintance of young Iris Henderson. When Miss Froy disappears, Iris asks for the other passengers' assistance in finding the old woman, only to have all contend that Miss Froy was never on the train. With the assistance of Gilbert, a musicologist, Iris uncovers a spy ring, and eventually finds Miss Froy in London.

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GENRE
Genre:


Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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