SummaryWhile traveling by train in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared into thin air. The young woman then turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 3.|
|Publisher|| [Irvington, N.Y.] :The Criterion Collection,2007
|Edition||Full-screen, Special ed.|
|Other Titles|| Wheel spins.
Lukas, Paul, 1894-1971.
Whitty, May, Dame, 1865-1948.
Parker, Cecil, 1897-1971.
Travers, Linden, 1913-2001.
Wayne, Naunton, 1901-1970.
White, Ethel Lina. Wheel spins.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty, Cecil Parker, Linden Travers, Naunton Wayne.
Director of photography, Jack Cox; editor, R.E. Dearing; musical director, Louis Levy.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as motion picture in 1938.
Based on the novel: The wheel spins by Ethel Lina White.
Special features: (disc one: the film) new, restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder; (disc two: the supplements) 'Crook's tour', a 1941 feature-length Charters and Caldicott adventure, available for the first time on home video, starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne reprising their beloved 'The lady vanishes' roles; excerpts from François Truffaut's legendary 1962 audio interview with Alfred Hitchcock; 'Mystery train', a new video essay about Hitchcock and 'The lady vanishes' by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff; stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and promotional art; plus: new essays by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and Hitchcock scholar Charles Barr.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
2 videodiscs (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.