Margaret Lockwood Collection details
|Starring:||Michael Redgrave, Hugh Williams, Patricia Roc, John Lodge, Roland Culver, Peter Graves, Stewart Granger, James Mason, Dane Clark, Jean Simmo, Margaret Lockwood|
|Directors:||Roy William Neill, Val Guest, Carol Reed, Le|
|Genre:||Drama - Mature|
|Studio:||ITV STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Top Thrillers|
Margaret Lockwood Collection - The Lady Vanishes
|U Disc 1|
Margaret Lockwood Collection - Love Story
|PG Disc 2|
Margaret Lockwood Collection - The Wicked Lady
|PG Disc 3|
Margaret Lockwood Collection - Give Us The Moon
|PG Disc 4|
Margaret Lockwood Collection - Bank Holiday
|PG Disc 5|
Margaret Lockwood Collection - Highly Dangerous
|PG Disc 6|
|Run time:||9 hours 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Jun 2008|
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An Early Hitchcock ClassicBy a customer from W. Midlands, UK , 07 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Forget all your preconceptions of the average 'Hitchcockian' thriller; 'The Lady Vanishes' is a murder mystery without the cynical private-eye or psychotic maniac. Instead we are treated to a film that's more 'British' than tea and cucumber sandwiches on the lawn of Buckingham Palace with the Queen!
Miss Froy, a sweet middle-aged governess, suddenly disappears on board a moving train with only Iris Henderson, a new found travel companion, attesting to her very existence! Could it all just be an elaborate hallucination, or is it something far more sinister...?
Both Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave put in fantastic performances that, whilst slightly melodramatic by today's standards, fit right at home in this stately display. The film may not be as well renowned as Hitchcock's earlier piece, 'The 39 Steps', but it still retains his trademark camerawork and all the stylistic flourishes that audiences have come to know and love. 'The Lady Vanishes' is a true Sunday afternoon matinee for the whole family to enjoy, and certainly one of the most amusingly brilliant British movies from the 1930s.
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My favouriteBy a customer , 03 Jan 2013My favourite film of all time. As a child I actually thought it was an Agatha Christie not Hitchcock as it has that sort of feel to it. There has been a remake of this but this original version is 10 times better. Check out one of the ambulance men hitting his head as he gets out of the ambulance.
Flawed but watchableBy a customer , 13 Feb 2012A very watchable movie, with fine performances. It is the better if you don't know the very readable novel from which it is adapted. The movie changes the ending of the novel to achieve an upbeat conclusion and thereby loses both the ghostliness of the novel and its dark vision edged with comedy.
The Lady VanishesBy Miriam from Ealing, London , 16 Oct 2011Another early Hitchcock. The plot took too long to develop in the
first half of the film. Second half of the film, more interesting.
MARVELOUS!!!!!!!!!!By PVCPoodle from West midlands , 03 Oct 2011Sheer excellence.Margaret Lockwood is the queen of facial expression and bitchy one liners.Lots of horses,highwaymen,super stylised period costume and most of all a gun toting cross dressing 'wicked lady'.
What more could a gal want from a movie.I emplore you to watch and not fail to hoot with laughter.....wish that you could do the very same and heartily applaud at the end,whilst wiping a tear from your eye.
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Margaret Lockwood - decades ahead of her time???By sally40t (11 reviews) from Dunmow, Essex , 11 May 2011One by one the Margaret Lockwood titles keep arriving. The Lady Vanishes was first, a delicious Hitchcock mystery that deserves a 4 out of 5. Lockwood sparkles in this.
Next was Love Story. Unfortunately, i can only rate this a 3 as the tale of a concert painist with a heart problem and her suitor, who is slowly going blind exceeded my schmaltz meter.
Thirdly, and this is my favourite, was The Wicked Lady. Margaret excels as Lady Barbara Skelton, stealing her friend's man, taking to the roads to rob, assault and finally kill. This woman will stop at nothing to get her kicks, trampling on sweet Patricia Roc throughout, and even giving suave James Mason a run for his money. She may be no heroine, but she sure is fun,.