"The Lady Vanishes" as originally done by Alfred Hitchcock was better than the PBS version. Many agree that once you have seen the original done in 1938, the Masterpiece Theater remake does not hold up. According to The Inquisitr on August 19, 2013, the original had everything needed to make a great film.
The story was basically about a young woman who meets an older woman on a train. The old woman subsequently disappears into thin air, with the other passengers on the train insisting she never existed in the first place.
In the original "The Lady Vanishes" was a darkly comedic thriller and had a cast full of stars and was released in an era between the two world wars, which was perfect for the story. The film barrels ahead through its plot like the spinning wheels of the train on which it is set. The 2013 version was produced by the BBC and is much darker and more brooding.
"The Lady Vanishes" film is based upon the 1936 novel "The Wheel Spins" by Ethel Lina White. It is set in the Balkans, but was filmed in the UK and is considered Hitchcock's best film before relocating to America.
Check out "The Lady Vanishes" for yourself. Compare it to the Hitchcock original and decide for yourself.
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