Genre Grandeur – The Lady Vanishes (1938) – Joel Watches Movies


For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Movies that take place over a 24 Hour Time Frame (Not including time loop movies). here’s a review of The Lady Vanishes (1938) by Joel of Joel Watches Movies

Thanks again to Jess Manzo of French Toast Sunday for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by  Michaela of Love Letters to Hollywood and we will be reviewing our favorite 60’s Comedies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Sep by sending them to 60smichaela@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Michaela!

Let’s see what Joel thought of this movie:

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The Lady Vanishes (1938)

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While travelling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (IMDb)
 
The lazily paced opening act kept me waiting for the thriller part to come, but then I realized it was actually super funny (see C+C at dinner with Miss Froy) and it ended up setting up the ensemble cast of characters perfectly for the uniquely comedic thriller to follow (see Caldicott during the gun fight: “We’ll never get to the match now”), with the witty banter of Gilbert and Iris carrying us breezily through the engaging mystery right to its ending that hits all the right (piano) notes.
 
8/10 (Great)

One thought on “Genre Grandeur – The Lady Vanishes (1938) – Joel Watches Movies

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