Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The Lady Vanishes

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movie The Lady Vanishes from 1938.
The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave.
Written by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder, based on the 1936 novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White.
The film is about a beautiful English tourist travelling by train in continental Europe who discovers that her elderly travelling companion seems to have disappeared from the train.
After her fellow passengers deny ever having seen the elderly lady, the young woman is helped by a young musicologist, the two proceeding to search the train for clues to the old lady's disappearance.
The Lady Vanishes was filmed in the Gainsborough Studios at Islington, London.
Hitchcock caught Hollywood's attention with the film and relocated to Hollywood soon after its release.
Although the director's three previous efforts had done poorly at the box office, The Lady Vanishes was widely successful, and confirmed American producer David O. Selznick's belief that Hitchcock indeed had a future in Hollywood cinema.
The British Film Institute ranked The Lady Vanishes the 35th best British film of the 20th century.
In 2017 a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine saw it ranked the 31st best British film ever.
Having remained one of Hitchcock's most renowned British films, a remake (also titled The Lady Vanishes) was released in 1979, and in March 2013 the BBC broadcast a TV adaptation starring Tuppence Middleton as Iris.
Bill Kenwright adapted the 1938 film to a stage version, which went on a national tour in 2019.
The play stars husband and wife Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield and Lorna Fitzgerald.
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock.
Produced by: Edward Black. (uncredited)
Screenplay by: Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder.
Story by: Alma Reville (continuity).
Based on: The Wheel Spins: by Ethel Lina White.
Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas and Dame May Whitty.
Music by: Louis Levy (uncredited) and Charles Williams (uncredited).
Cinematography: Jack E. Cox.
Edited by: R.E. Dearing.
Production company: Gaumont British and Gainsborough Pictures.
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (UK) and 20th Century Fox (US).
Release date: 7 October 1938 (London).
Running time: 97 minutes.
Country: United Kingdom.
Language: English, German, French and Italian.
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