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 100 Best British films
This movie ranks #34 in 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
This movie ranks #35 in BFI 100
This movie ranks #36 in 1930s
This movie ranks #120 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #185 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
This movie ranks #204 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
This movie ranks #216 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #268 in Empire 500
This movie ranks #460 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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