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, Alfred Hitchcock's comedy-thriller, came at the end of his British period; this film's success brought Hitchcock to the attention of Hollywood. He would complete only one other British production, Hitchcock, before crossing the Atlantic to working for David O. Selznick on David O. Selznick. The film concerns the young Iris Henderson (Margaret Lockwood), heading home on a train after spending the holidays in the Balkans. Iris becomes friends with a kindly old lady, Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty) after Iris gets hit in the head with a flowerpot meant for Miss Froy. On the train, recovering from the blow, Iris falls asleep. When she awakens, Miss Froy has vanished, replaced by someone else in Miss Froy's clothing. Iris talks to the other passengers, a bizarre collection of eccentrics who think that Iris is crazy for insisting on there even being a Miss Froy -- everyone denies having ever seen the old woman. Finally, Iris finds a young musician, Gilbert (Michael Redgrave), who believes her and the two proceed to search the train for clues to Miss Froy's disappearance. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
New York Film Critics Circle Alfred Hitchcock Best Director 1938 Winner

Cast

Margaret Lockwood
as Iris Henderson
Michael Redgrave
as Gilbert Redman
Paul Lukas
as Dr. Hartz
Dame May Whitty
as Miss Froy
Cecil Parker
as Eric Todhunter
Linden Travers
as Margaret Todhunter
Mary Clare
as The Baroness
Naunton Wayne
as Caldicott
Basil Radford
as Charter
Emile Boreo
as Hotel Manager
Philip Leaver
as Signor Doppo
Catherine Lacey
as The Nun
Josephine Wilson
as Mme. Kummer
Googie Withers
as Blanche
Sally Stewart
as Julie
Alfred Hitchcock
Zelma Vas Dias
as Signora Doppo
Kathleen Tremaine
as Anna
Zelma Vas Dias
as Signora Doppo

Crew

Alfred Hitchcock
Director
Edward Black
Producer
Frank Launder
Screenwriter
Alma Reville
Screenwriter
Sidney Gilliat
Screenwriter
Jack Cox
Cinematographer
Louis Levy
Musical Direction/Supervision
Louis Levy
Composer (Music Score)
Alfred Roome
Editor
Maurice Carter
Set Designer
Albert J. Whitlock
Scenic Artist
Alma Reville
Continuity
Roy Ward Baker
Assistant Director
Sydney Wiles
Recording
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