Starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Dame May Whitty, Paul Lukas
Efficient. Thrilling. Charming.
One of Hitchcock’s most entertaining films with many of his go-to plot devices; espionage and misunderstanding. A young woman, Iris (Lockwood), receives a blow to the head as she boards a train taking her back to England. An elderly woman, Miss Froy (Whitty), tends to her before she knocks out, but when Iris wakes up, Miss Froy is gone. Worse still, no one else on the train believes a Miss Froy even exists. Eventually, Iris, with the help of a talkative British gentleman (Redgrave), attempts to piece together a conspiracy. British comedy duo Charters and Caldicott offer dry comic relief.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-