The Lady vanishes, but she won't go away

Noel King, Toby Miller

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Abstract

ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S LADY VANISHES (1938) traces the adventures of cross-European train travelers who variously befriend, lose, imprison, conceal, seek, ignore, rescue, and chase a little-oldlady English governess who is also His Majesty's spy. A comedy-romancethriller, it stands alongside The 39 Steps (1935) as the high watermark of Hitchcock's postsilent cinema English filmmaking and displays his quaint mix of affection and contempt for imperial hypocrisy and insouciance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHitchcock at the Source: The Auteur as Adapter
Subtitle of host publicationthe auteur as adapter
EditorsR. Barton Palmer, David Boyd
Place of PublicationAlbany, New York
PublisherState University of New York Press
Pages103-115
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781438437491
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameSUNY series. Horizons of cinema
PublisherState University of New York Press

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