Fellow vintage cinema aficionados in the Frederick area will be interested in a classic British mystery-thriller feature from the “master of suspense.”
Hood College in Frederick, Maryland will be presenting “The Lady Vanishes” (1938) this Fri., April 19 at 7 p.m. (local time) as part of the college’s series of free monthly classic features; which was introduced recently. The film will be introduced by Hood College professor Aaron Angello. “The Lady Vanishes” will be shown on the big screen inside Hood College’s Hodson Auditorium at Rosenstock Hall.
“The Lady Vanishes” (1938) was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock’s 1938 mystery-thriller was based off of Ethel Lina White’s story, “The Wheel Spins.” The screenplay for Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes” was written by Sidney Gilliat (who was credited in the film under the name of “Sidney Gilliatt”). Hitchcock’s 1938 feature was produced by Gaumont-British and their Gainsborough Pictures unit (Gaumont-British was once connected to pioneering French film studio Gaumont) and was released theatrically in Great Britain by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, according to IMDB.
According to a 1939 U.S. theatrical trade ad, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation released Hitchcock’s feature in the United States (as a result of Fox’s late 1938 acquisition of Gaumont-British’s United States operations).
Who was in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes” (1938)?
The players who appeared in Hitchcock’s 1938 mystery-thriller were Margaret Lockwood (as Iris Henderson), Michael Redgrave (as Gilbert), Dame May Whitty (as Miss Froy), Paul Lukas (as Dr. Hartz), Cecil Parker (as Mr. Tod Hunter), Linden Travers (as Mrs. Todhunter), Naunton Wayne (as Caldicott), Basil Radford (as Charters), Mary Clare (as the Baroness), Googie Withers (as Blanche), Catherine Lacey (as a Nun), Charles Oliver (as an officer) and an uncredited cameo appearance by Alfred Hitchcock (for those who have never seen “The Lady Vanishes,” Hitchcock’s cameo role will not be revealed in this post).