The Lady Vanishes
“In Hitchcock’s second-to-last British production, the master of suspense utilizes the stiff-upper-lippedness that makes the English culture so well-known. Each character is impossibly polite, remarkably charming and highly intelligent. Witty lines are tossed off with relish, but it soon begins to sink in: we are trapped on a train for roughly the next hour, and something bad is about to happen. The claustrophobia begins to sink in, the quickening heartbeats, the pulse race. As only Hitchcock could make them, The Lady Vanishes is an impossibly entertaining and well-made suspenseful black comedy.
The plot concerns itself with one of Hitchcock’s favorite obsessions: the story of an innocent being descended into a nightmarish underworld of corruption and cover-ups. Iris is a bea” read more