Jeff Labrecque
November 23, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Lady Vanishes

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
performer
Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave
director
Alfred Hitchcock
genre
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

Criterion dusts off the most British of Alfred Hitchcock’s early masterpieces, The Lady Vanishes, a thrilling riddle of a film set within the gathering storm of war. Today’s audiences may recognize plot elements reused in the ’05 Jodie Foster flick Flightplan, but Hitchphiles will appreciate the hallmarks of his Hollywood films: a sophisticated villain, twisted reality, and a teasing Mac-Guffin. EXTRAS The gem is John Baxter’s complete 1941 feature Crook’s Tour, a continuation of the comic adventures of Lady‘s stuffy sidekicks, Charters and Caldicott. A-

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