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    Super Moderator Country: UK batman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dremble wedge
    My favourite British film and one I enjoy more each time I see it.



    And it gives me the excuse to post a picture of my favourite actress of the period: Linden Travers


    You have impeccable taste, sir, both in films ... and in film actresses!



    Bats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batman
    You have impeccable taste, sir, both in films ... and in film actresses!



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    Cheers Bats, but surely it's nothing to do with taste - just stating the obvious?

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    Or the bit where they are trying to find out the Test scores and complain when the person on the end of the phone doesn't know.



    "How can you be in England and not know the Test score"



    (or something like that)

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    The bit when they get back and it's off due to flooding

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    Guardian piece on The Lady Vanishes:

    Mustard and cress | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitchcockScholar
    Guardian piece on The Lady Vanishes:

    Mustard and cress | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books
    More about Charters and Caldicott, but a nice article



    Steve

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    Annoyingly, you can't purchase a R2 DVD of this film at the moment. I wonder why!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brief Encounter
    Annoyingly, you can't purchase a R2 DVD of this film at the moment. I wonder why!
    If you Night Train To Munich, yes you can ....



    NIGHT TRAIN TO MUNICH RARE OOP PROMO UNCUT DVD on eBay, also, DVDs, DVD, Film TV (end time 29-Jan-08 23:50:31 GMT)



    I have bought a couple of films via this seller, the quality of the prints have been pretty good.



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    Ah, no. I meant TLV, but thanks. I've just received a copy of NTTM I bought off Silver Sirens - Dedicated to Joan Greenwood and Margaret Lockwood.

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    You can get R2 copies of The Lady Vanishes from ebay, online retailers and in the shops. I bought a dvd from HMV last week with both TLV and The Secret Agent on it for �3. The TSA print is a bit ropey but the TLV print is excellent.



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    Senior Member Country: UK Brief Encounter's Avatar
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    That's the thing. So many are 'public domain' it's hard to tell what the quality will be like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dremble wedge
    My favourite British film and one I enjoy more each time I see it.

    And it gives me the excuse to post a picture of my favourite actress of the period: Linden Travers
    Ah yes, lovely Linden Travers - she had such gorgeous eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian_craster










    Charters and Caldicott, the bumbling friends in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, were not added just for comic relief. They were symbolic of a peculiarly British obstinacy in the face of Nazi aggression, says Matthew Sweet



    Saturday December 29, 2007

    The Guardian



    ... And then, the following year, Hitchcock, searching around for one last film to make before boarding the boat to America, picked up Launder and Gilliat's script and announced his intention to film it - if they would write a new opening and add some violent twists to the last reel. .


    Wasn't Jamaica Inn his final British movie (1939) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliekane View Post
    Wasn't Jamaica Inn his final British movie (1939) ?
    Yep. Then the co-productions and finally Frenzy.

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    I think The Lady Vanishes is Hitchcock's best British film, better than The 39 Steps. It wasn't until a few years ago I saw the complete movie. On television they would lop off the first five minutes or so to make room for commercials. It is amazing how many movies still make sense and seem complete when you remove the opening scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.15 View Post
    I think The Lady Vanishes is Hitchcock's best British film, better than The 39 Steps.
    One of his best films full-stop, though I've a soft spot for Young and Innocent, but I'd have to go with 39 Steps as his best British film. I give it an airing maybe twice per year and it's still engrossing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB7 View Post
    One of his best films full-stop, though I've a soft spot for Young and Innocent, but I'd have to go with 39 Steps as his best British film. I give it an airing maybe twice per year and it's still engrossing.
    Do n't forget Sabotage a great little gem, I'll never forget my shock the first time I saw the outcome of the bus journey.

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    One of my favourite British films, partly because I'm so utterly in love with Margaret Lockwood.

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    It's odd to think that in those days (1938), two men were allowed to share a bed together in the same room on screen, but a man and a woman had to have seperate beds in the same room on screen, even if they were a married couple. I suppose the idea was that two men couldn't possibly get up to anything in bed together, while a man and a woman could and, although it was accepted that in real life, a married couple shared the same bed, to see something as normal as that on the screen back then would have been regarded as totally scandalous and shocking.

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