Friday, August 16, 2013

The Lady Vanishes - this Sunday on Masterpiece

This Sunday on Masterpiece Mystery will see the premiere of The Lady Vanishes, based on the novel by Ethel White and memorably brought to the screen by Alfred Hitchcock in 1938 (one of my favorite pre-Hollywood Hitchcock films). Here's a bit about the story and a short preview:

The Lady Vanishes packs in the suspense and style when Iris Carr, a beautiful young socialite traveling alone, befriends a kindly English middle-aged woman but wakes from a catnap to find her missing – and all the strangers surrounding her denying that the woman was ever there at all! This closed-door mystery classic investigates the question of madness and isolation set among increasingly sinister passengers and a train barreling through Europe toward a dangerous and dizzying final destination: the truth.
With a nod to Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 adaptation and a return to the book that started it all (Ethel White's The Wheel Spins), The Lady Vanishes stars Tuppence Middleton (Inspector Lewis, "Down Among the Fearful"), Tom Hughes (Page Eight), Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs), Gemma Jones (The Duchess of Duke Street), and Alex Jennings (Cranford).

Watch The Lady Vanishes Preview on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

4 comments:

Tasha Brandstatter said...

Excitement!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cooooooooooool.

Sarah said...

Never seen or read this, but still looking forward to it! Masterpiece Mystery is always great!

Ruth A. said...

@Tasha - Did you like this one? I was pleasantly surprised!!

@Juju - LOVED the costumes and atmosphere in this one. :)

@Sarah - Hope you enjoyed it!